by George Gissing
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin 1895
Number of pages: 230
'Sleeping Fires' (1895) is a short novella that explores the possibility of finding a former love and overcoming grief and guilt in middle and late life. The protagonist initially struggles in the clutches of fate but then comes to terms with existence and its challenges.
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