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Gissing himself dwelt in a limbo external to society , he refused the statistic badge
; and it enabled him to explore a certain kind of man and woman as they have not
been explored in our fiction before or since . The weakness of Ryecroft is that ...
Through the Gissing man we see the world as through a distorting lens ; but it is a
lens of extraordinary power . ... the name Peake opposite the college gates ,
Gissing created a counterpart of one side of himself seen and presented with
Gissing tends to write of the Warricombes , who are wealthy manufacturers of
some culture , as though they were almost Renaissance princes . This scarcely
matters , for if the romanticizing was part of Gissing ' s illusion it was also part of ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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