The Crown of Life
by George Gissing
Publisher: Methuen & Co. 1899
Number of pages: 347
In this novel, a struggling young man sets his mind, quite arbitrarily, on gaining one particular woman's affection. It looks like mission impossible, for social reasons, but he doesn't give up and keeps dreaming and trying for years. The target woman was a tease when they met, while the man was a spineless nobody.
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