New Grub Street
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New Grub Street

By George Gissing
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Book Description

New Grub Street is the only one of George Gissing's two dozen novels never to have gone out of print, and has long been recognized as the most important novel of the nineteenth century on the subject of the writing professions. Indeed, no novel in the English tradition even remotely approximates the thoroughness, sophistication, and clear-sightedness with which New Grub Street explores the social and economic contexts in which writing, publishing, and reading take place. The critical introduction to this edition gives an account of Gissing's life and times and an overview of the most important stylistic and thematic features of New Grub Street; special attention is given to the writing and publishing professions in late-Victorian England, emphasizing the range of social and economic positions that writers occupied during the period.This Broadview edition also includes a rich selection of historical material on the literary world of London through the centuries, authorship as a profession, and Gissing's life and work.

Table of Contents
  • NEW GRUB STREET
    • 1891
  • NEW GRUB STREET
    • PART I.
    • CHAPTER I. A MAN OF HIS DAY
    • CHAPTER II. THE HOUSE OF YULE
    • CHAPTER III. HOLIDAY
    • CHAPTER IV. AN AUTHOR AND HIS WIFE
    • CHAPTER V. THE WAY HITHER
    • CHAPTER VI. THE PRACTICAL FRIEND
    • CHAPTER VII. MARIAN'S HOME
    • PART TWO
    • CHAPTER VIII. TO THE WINNING SIDE
    • CHAPTER IX. INVITA MINERVA
    • CHAPTER X. THE FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY
    • CHAPTER XI. RESPITE
    • CHAPTER XII. WORK WITHOUT HOPE
    • CHAPTER XIII. A WARNING
    • CHAPTER XIV. ECRUITS
    • CHAPTER XV. THE LAST RESOURCE
    • PART THREE
    • CHAPTER XVI. REJECTION
    • CHAPTER XVII. THE PARTING
    • CHAPTER XVIII. THE OLD HOME
    • CHAPTER XIX. THE PAST REVIVED
    • CHAPTER XX. THE END OF WAITING
    • CHAPTER XXI. MR YULE LEAVES TOWN
    • CHAPTER XXII. THE LEGATEES
    • PART FOUR
    • CHAPTER XXIII. A PROPOSED INVESTMENT
    • CHAPTER XXIV. JASPER'S MAGNANIMITY
    • CHAPTER XXV. A FRUITLESS MEETING
    • CHAPTER XXVI. MARRIED WOMAN'S PROPERTY
    • CHAPTER XXVII. THE LONELY MAN
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. INTERIM
    • CHAPTER XXIX. CATASTROPHE
    • PART FIVE
    • CHAPTER XXX. WAITING ON DESTINY
    • CHAPTER XXXI. A RESCUE AND A SUMMONS
    • CHAPTER XXXII. REARDON BECOMES PRACTICAL
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. THE SUNNY WAY
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. A CHECK
    • CHAPTER XXXV. FEVER AND REST
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. JASPER'S DELICATE CASE
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. REWARDS
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