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Eve's Ransom

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Between 1880 and 1903 George Gissing wrote 23 novels. His early works were naturalistic and later he wrote in a realistic style. Gissing it considered to be a late Victorian author. Eve's Ransom was written in 1895. Eve's Ransom is a story of a young man who loves a woman who doesn't return his love. Maurice Hilliard is possessed of a terrible temper, which comes to harm him in the course of the story. As he prepares to move his landlady shows him a photograph of a young woman named Eve Madeley who has moved to London. Hilliard becomes attracted to her. The main characters are flawed and not always likeable, but Gissing's ability to understand these flaws makes for a good story.

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George Gissing wrote twenty - three novels before his death in 1903. His subject was life as it was lived in the London slums and by the lower classes of ordinary people. A perceptive and informed observer, Gissing wrote on the issues that surrounded him, such as the financial woes of artists and the hardships faced by single, educated women. His works feature psychological analysis and dark humor.

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