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Five stars was how I rated New Grub Street by George Gissing.
The book is about the publishing industry back in the times of the author. Read more
George Gissing, together with Thomas Hardy, has always been said to have written some of the gloomiest Victorian novels. And in a sense, it's really true. Read morePublished on May 4 2001 by C. N. Seong
"(W)e must be thankful for the piece of youthful folly which turned him aside from a comfortable middle-class career and forced him to become the chronicler of vulgarity,... Read morePublished on May 19 2000 by S. Dougherty
How nice for once to see the cynical characters proved right and the dreamy idealists cast aside. Rather less melancholy than your average Dickens but a terrific Victorian take on... Read morePublished on Dec 2 1999