OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

New Grub Street (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198729181

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,826
Author: 
George Gissing; Katherine Mullin
Pages
528 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Sep 2016
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • 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.

   
'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 Reardon's 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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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.

About the author: 

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.

"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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