Hailed as Gissing's finest novel, 'New Grub Street' portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards commercial savvy over artistic achievement, authors and scholars struggle to earn a living without compromising their standards.
"Even as the novel chills us with its still-recognisable portrayal of the crass and vulgar world of literary endeavor," writes Francine Prose in her Introduction, "its very existence provides eloquent, encouraging proof of the fact that a powerful, honest writer can transcend the constraints of commerce."
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2003
- 153 x 234mm