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New Grub street (original 1891; edition 1891)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140430326, Paperback)In "New Grub Street" George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and acquaintances in Grub Street including Jasper Milvain, an ambitious journalist, and Alfred Yule, an embittered critic. Here Gissing brings to life the bitter battles (fought out in obscure garrets or in the Reading Room of the British Museum) between integrity and the dictates of the market place, the miseries of genteel poverty and the damage that failure and hardship do to human personality and relationships.
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The Victorian novel presents a picture of a society in which literature has become a commodity and its production a mechanical business.
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Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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