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New Grub Street

Second Edition

George Gissing
Edited by Katherine Mullin

September 2016

ISBN: 9780198729181

528 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.

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New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.

  • Gissing's most famous and successful novel. Intensely autobiographical, it reflects the literary and cultural crisis in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.
  • The first new edition of this influential novel in over twenty years
  • Up-to-date bibliography, fully contextualized chronology, and extensive explanatory notes
  • New Grub Street is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen
  • Important for history of publishing as well as literature courses

New to this edition

  • New introduction by Katherine Mullin.
  • New select bibliography.

About the Author(s)

George Gissing

Edited by Katherine Mullin, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Leeds

Katherine Mullin lectures in English at the University of Leeds. She is the author of James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Working Girls: Fiction, Sexuality and Modernity, forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2016.

Reviews

"This is the first new edition to appear in 20 years, with Mullin's nsightful introduction and explanatory notes shedding fresh light on this fascinating, autobiographical work." - The Lady

"if you like your characters real and messy, your endings less than clear cut and your narratives laced with dark and knowing humour, then New Grub Street is well worth adding to your to be read list." - Moira, Vulpes Libris

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