“A Capitalist” by George Gissing

by kattomic

“A Capitalist” by George Gissing

03.31.12

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George Gissing was an early pioneer of indie publishing, publishing his first novel, In the Dawn (1880) at his own expense. It was a flop, but even when he acquired a publisher, he was exploited by them. Gissing did not have an easy life. His first wife was a prostitute and his second was insane. He wrote often about poverty and the working class, two topics he knew a lot about from personal experience.  This is a story about a man who enjoys the finer things in life and knows how to get them. “A Capitalist” originally appeared in The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories (1906) but can be read online here.

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