George Gissing (1857-1903) was an English writer whose works belonged to the literary movement of naturalism. In his books George Gissing revealed the social topics and depicted the life of lower classes of the English society. His main characters often were poor people, drifters and prostitutes who struggled to survive. Gissing tried to understand those people's feelings but at the same time he couldn't conceal his disgust towards them. Eventually it led to his attempts to escape from the controversies of reality through writing books set in ancient times.
'A Daughter of the Lodge' is a short story first published as a part of a collection book 'The House Of Cobwebs And Other Stories' in 1906. It tells us a story of the Rockets family which owns a lodge of Brent Hall. George Gissing skillfully portrays the life of a family and the problems a family could face during that era.