'Because one book had a sort of success he imagined his struggles were over.'
Scholarly, anxious Edwin Reardon had achieved a precarious career as the writer of serious fiction. On the strength of critical acclaim for his fourth novel, he has married the refined Amy Yule. But the brilliant future Amy expected has evaded her husband. The catastrophe of the Reardons' failing marriage is set among the rising and falling fortunes of novelists, journalists, and scholars who labour 'in the valley of the shadow of books'.
George Gissing's New Grub Street was written at breakneck speed in the autumn of 1890 and is considered his best novel. Intensely autobiographical, it reflects the literary and cultural crisis in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century.
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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 *
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 22nd September 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised