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Gissing, Algernon Fredlocked

(1860–1937)
  • Pierre Coustillas

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Gissing, Algernon Fred (1860–1937), novelist, was born on 25 November 1860 at 55 Westgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the third son of Thomas Waller Gissing (1829–1870), a pharmaceutical chemist, and Margaret (1832–1913), the daughter of William Bedford, a solicitor's managing clerk. There Gissing attended Back Lane School...

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