Our Friend the Charlatan
by George Gissing
Publisher: Chapman and Hall 1901
Number of pages: 463
A charming social satire about Dyce Lashmar, a young Oxford educated man with no discernible talents, but an unwavering confidence in his own abilities. Gissing remains relatively unfamiliar to most readers, and this book is a rarity even to his admirers. The book was written late in the author's life.
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