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New Grub Street

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 […]


Genre: Fiction

The Nether World

The Nether World is a novel written by the English author George Gissing. The plot concerns several poor families living in the slums of 19th century London. Rich in naturalistic detail, the novel concentrates on the individual problems and hardships which result from the typical shortages experienced by the lower classes — want of money, […]


Genre: Fiction, Literary

The Odd Women

The Odd Women is an 1893 novel by the English novelist George Gissing. Its themes are the role of women in society, marriage, morals and the early feminist movement. Genre: Fiction, Literary


Genre: Fiction, Literary