Underappreciated Literature: George Gissing

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George Gissing was one of the most accomplished British novelists of the late-Victorian era, penning strikingly modern stories populated by shamelessly self-promoting journalists, corrupt preachers, chauvinist husbands, and scheming wives. Biographer John Halperin tells us why Gissing belongs on your summer reading list.

Search for a used copy of John Halperin's Gissing: A Life in Books at amazon.com.

Read Gissing's best-known book, New Grub Street, for free online here, or check out the rest of his books available for download here.

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