New Grub Street

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Adegi Graphics LLC, Jan 1, 1999 - 517 pages
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition.

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User Review  - Morgan Scorpion - Goodreads

This book is unusual insofar as it has a hero with few redeeming qualities. I'm supposed to despise Milvain and respect Reardon, but in fact, I feel the other way round. I cheer on Milvain, even as I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rasma - Goodreads

To think that a novel of 125 years ago could sound so relevant today. The modern publishing world, where literary tastes are measured in a similar way to marketing coffee brands, was born on Grub ... Read full review

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George Robert Gissing was born on November 22, 1857, and died on December 28, 1903. He was an English novelist who published 23 novels between 1880 and 1903. Recent years have seen a strong revival of interest in Gissing, many of whose novels are now available in reprints. A bridge between late Victorianism and early modernism, Gissing's novels combine two essential themes of the period; the isolation and struggle of the artist and the economic bondage of the proletariat. New Grub Street (1891) and his own indirect autobiography, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft (1903), reveal the close connection in Gissing between fiction and autobiography. Workers in the Dawn (1880) and Demos: A Story of English Socialism (1892) dramatizes Gissing's conviction that economic and class divisions are central to human character and individual destiny. Gissing died from emphysema at age 46 after catching a chill on an ill-advised winter walk. Verinilda was published incomplete in 1904. He is is buried in the English cemetery at Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

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