Typescript Copy of 'Gissing's Unfinished Romance'

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Typescript copy of Alfred Gissing's Gissing's Unfinished Romance, including some manuscript corrections by the author. This article was published in the National Review CVIII, January 1937, pp. 82-91, and is a study of Veranilda. Alfred Gissing writes of his father: Would he have cultivated his gifts as a poet? - for that he had in him the makings of a poet seems evident from those remarkable stanzas with which he gained the poem prize at Owens College in all the fervour of his boyish admiration of Byron and the Classics.

Alfred Charles Gissing (1896-1975), the youngest son of George Gissing, was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk. He wrote several articles about his father and edited several of his books, and also published a biography of Holman Hunt; see William Holman Hunt, a biography (London: Duckworth, 1936) . From the end of the Second World War he lived in Switzerland.