New Grub Street

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Adegi Graphics LLC, Jan 1, 1999 - 517 pages
17 Reviews
Reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1968. (Penguin English library)

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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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I find myself wavering about this novel. Half of me thinks it's only medium good—standard, intelligent, late-Victorian/Edwardian fiction, without Stevenson's quicksilver eye and prose, or even Arnold ... Read full review

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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.

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