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George Gissing Classics: Eve's Ransom

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Eve's Ransom by George Gissing was first published in 1895. The story deals with the two prominent issues of late Victorian fiction, money and marriage.Maurice Hilliard works as a draughtsman, drawing an endless series of machine designs and details for two pounds a week, while dreaming of great architecture and of living without having to work, as he believes a truly free man does. Hilliard gets his chance after a chance meeting on the train with Mr. Dengate who once owed Hilliard's father money. Hilliard's father died while Dengate was in bankruptcy and since the debt was too small, Dengate never repaid it. Young Hilliard shames Dengate by repeatedly insulting him. To prove his own worth, Mr. Dengate repays the entire sum, 436 pounds. Dengate believes Hilliard will waste the money on drink and says so, but Hilliard has other plans. He intends to live as a free man, without working, for as long as the money will last.
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ISBN
9781105713194
Published
May 1, 2012
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
214.18 KB

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