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George Gissing (1857-1903) was an English author who is considered one of the most important novelist and short story writer of the late Victorian period. His works are distinguished by naturalistic description of the urban poverty and underclass, the vulgarity of contemporary civilization and commercialization of literature. Noted as an important assignee of the naturalistic genre, Gissing wrote numerous novels and short stories, most of them were published between 1880 and 1903. “A Poor Gentleman” is one of them.
Included in the collection “The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories”, the story focuses on a single main character and develops the background and circumstances necessary to understand the person. There are no doubts, that Gissing's short fiction has a distinct place in English literary and social history, because it illuminates psychological and economic currents of the era, so you will certainly derive pleasure, reading well-written, thoughtful, and realistic story!
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