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The Prize Lodger The Prize Lodger

The Prize Lodger
The ordinary West-End Londoner--who is a citizen of no city at all, but dwells amid a mere conglomerate of houses at a certain distance from Charing Cross--has known a fleeting surprise when, by rare chance, his eye fell upon the name of some such newspaper as the _Battersea Times_, the _Camberwell Mercury_, or the _Islington Gazette_. To him, these and the like districts are nothing more than compass points of the huge metropolis. He may be in practice acquainted with them; if historically inclined, he may think of them as old-time villages swallowed up by insatiable London; but he has never... Short Stories - Post by : bembaman - Date : January 2011 - Author : George Gissing - Read : 1321