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New Grub Street

George Gissing

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1. 01 – Chapter 01 – A Man of His Day
2. 02 – Chapter 02 – The House of Yule
3. 03 – Chapter 03 – Holiday, Part 1
4. 04 – Chapter 03 – Holiday, Part 2
5. 05 – Chapter 04 – An Author and His Wife
6. 06 – Chapter 05 – The Way Hither
7. 07 – Chapter 06 – The Practical Friend
8. 08 – Chapter 07 – Marian’s Home, Part 1
9. 09 – Chapter 07 – Marian’s Home, Part 2
10. 10 – Chapter 08 – To the Winning Side, Part 1
11. 11 – Chapter 08 – To the Winning Side, Part 2
12. 12 – Chapter 09 – Invita Minerva
13. 13 – Chapter 10 – The Friends of the Family
14. 14 – Chapter 11 – Respite
15. 15 – Chapter 12 – Work Without Hope
16. 16 – Chapter 13 – A Warning
17. 17 – Chapter 14 – Ecruits
18. 18 – Chapter 15 – The Last Resource, Part 1
19. 19 – Chapter 15 – The Last Resource, Part 2
20. 20 – Chapter 16 – Rejection
21. 21 – Chapter 17 – The Parting
22. 22 – Chapter 18 – The Old Home
23. 23 – Chapter 19 – The Past Revived
24. 24 – Chapter 20 – The End of Waiting
25. 25 – Chapter 21 – Mr Yule Leaves Town, Part 1
26. 26 – Chapter 21 – Mr Yule Leaves Town, Part 2
27. 27 – Chapter 22 – The Legatees
28. 28 – Chapter 23 – A Proposed Investment
29. 29 – Chapter 24 – Jasper’s Magnanimity
30. 30 – Chapter 25 – A Fruitless Meeting, Part 1
31. 31 – Chapter 25 – A Fruitless Meeting, Part 2
32. 32 – Chapter 26 – Married Woman’s Property
33. 33 – Chapter 27 – The Lonely Man, Part 1
34. 34 – Chapter 27 – The Lonely Man, Part 2
35. 35 – Chapter 28 – Interim
36. 36 – Chapter 29 – Catastrophe
37. 37 – Chapter 30 – Waiting on Destiny
38. 38 – Chapter 31 – A Rescue and a Summons, Part 1
39. 39 – Chapter 31 – A Rescue and a Summons, Part 2
40. 40 – Chapter 32 – Reardon Becomes Practical
41. 41 – Chapter 33 – The Sunny Way
42. 42 – Chapter 34 – A Check, Part 1
43. 43 – Chapter 34 – A Check, Part 2
44. 44 – Chapter 35 – Fever and Rest
45. 45 – Chapter 36 – Jasper’s Delicate Case
46. 46 – Chapter 37 – Rewards

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Summary

The story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synomynous with hack literature; as an institution, Grub Street itself no longer existed in Gissing’s time. Its two central characters are a sharply contrasted pair of writers:Edwin Reardon, a novelist of some talent but limited commercial prospects, and a shy, cerebral man; and Jasper Milvain, a young journalist, hard-working and capable of generosity, but cynical and unscrupulous about writing and its purpose in the modern (i.e. late Victorian) world.