GISSING (GEORGE) Autograph letter signed to his old school friend, Dr Harry Hick, famously calling Hardy's latest novel 'Jude the Obscene', 1896
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GISSING (GEORGE) Autograph letter signed to his old school friend, Dr Harry Hick, famously calling Hardy's latest novel 'Jude the Obscene', 1896
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GISSING (GEORGE)
Autograph letter signed ('George Gissing'), to his old school friend, Dr Harry Hick (d. 1932), famously calling Hardy's latest novel 'Jude the Obscene', sending him a copy for use in leisurely doses and commenting that though there are 'great & fine things in the book' it suffers from 'Hardy's determination to arraign life'; Gissing also refers to a 'paltry story' of his own just published by Cassells ('...They are puffing it in a shameless way & making the author ridiculous...'), 2 pages, 8vo, Eversley, Worple Road, Epsom, 6 January 1896

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  • 'JUDE THE OBSCENE'. The work of his own to which Gissing refers in this letter is The Paying Guest, one of his great novels.
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