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 Lodger In A Maze Pond' is a short story that first piblished as a part of a collection book 'The House Of Cobwebs And Other Stories' in 1906. The central figure of this story is Dr. Shergold — a legendary doctor who now finds himself in a condition close to death. But what exactly has happened to him? This should be found out. Read this brilliant short story and you will know Dr. Shergold's secret.