New Grub Street
Read by Andrew Wincott
Set in the literary and journalistic buzz of late 19th-century London, New Grub Street depicts a world that George Gissing knew inside out. Elements of his own experience are diffused in different characters – in particular the struggling, talented Edwin Reardon and the young, ‘modern’ Jasper Milvain – through which he explores the sense of crisis for writers at the time: the gulf between aesthetic integrity and commercial success. It was the first major novel to place the concept of authorship at the heart of the plot, and allowed late-Victorian readers a tantalizing glimpse behind the scenes of literary production. Written in a white heat of determination, New Grub Street marked a shift in Gissing’s fortunes – a triumphantly readable, engaging work of fiction that opened doors to the recognition he deserved.
Running Time: 23 h 02 m
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Digital ISBN: 978-1-78198-385-0 Cat. no.: NA0521 Produced by: Neil Rosser Edited by: Sarah Butcher BISAC: FIC004000 BIC: FC Released: December 21
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