Publisher: London: Smith, Elder, 1891.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Collie A9; Wolff 2552; Sadleir 971; NCBEL III, 1001.
Condition: Cloth a little dull and worn; very good copy, enclosed in chemises and a quarter morocco case.
Book ID: 28002
Description3 vols, 8vo, original dark green cloth decoratively stamped in black, gilt lettering. Two pages of publisher's advertisements in volume one.
Comments¶ One of Gissing’s best and most successful novels, a story centered on novel-writing itself which contrasts the lives, struggles, and successes of several authors as they cope with the contemporary London literary scene. The first edition consisted of 750 copies, more than half of which went to lending libraries.
Status: On Hold