Born in Exile

Born in Exile

ISBN: 1539436632

ISBN 13: 9781539436638

Publication Date: October 10, 2016

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Format: Paperback

Author: Gissing George

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With the growth of his militant egoism, there had developed in Godwin Peak an excess of nervous sensibility which threatened to deprive his character of the initiative rightly belonging to it. Self-assertion is the practical complement of self-esteem. To be largely endowed with the latter quality, yet constrained by a coward delicacy to repress it, is to suffer martyrdom at the pleasure of every robust assailant, and in the end be driven to the refuge of a moody solitude.

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