New Grub Street

New Grub Street

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The story is about the literary world of late-Victorian London that Gissing inhabited, and its title, New Grub Street, alludes to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synonymous with the "hack writing" that pervades Gissing's novel; Grub Street itself was no longer extant when Gissing was writing. The novel contrasts Edwin Reardon, a congenitally uncommercial but talented writer, against Jasper Milvain, a selfish and unscrupulous hack… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1891

Word count: 185,551 words (≈ about 12 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg

Copyright: Public Domain

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