A Rakuten Company

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart



New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. With vivid realism it tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century, as universal education, popular journalism, and mass communication began to leave their mark on the life of intellectuals. Projecting a strong sense of the London in which his characters struggle, Gissing also illuminates `the valley of the shadow of books', where the spirit of alienation that created modernism was already stirring.

People who read this also enjoyed

Get a 1 year subscription
for / issue


New Grub Street
Average rating
4 / 5
Beautifully written and very moving
August 30th, 2014
Excellent characters and incredibly humourous. Covers many tenets of the writing profession. A great depiction of societal values and social mobility.
Helpful? Yes | No | Report

1 review

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • IOS