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Record 21267

Reading Experience:

'He [George Gissing] seems to have read Hardy's novels as they appeared and, impressed by "Diana of the Crossways", re-read Meredith in the important first collected edition which began to appear in the same year, that is in 1885'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 1 Jan 1885
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Gissing
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1857
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author
Religion: none
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Meredith
Title: Diana of the Crossways
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21267  
Source - Print  
  Author: Michael Collie
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Alien Art. A Critical Study of George Gissing's Novels
  Place of Publication: Folkestone
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Michael Collie, The Alien Art. A Critical Study of George Gissing's Novels (Folkestone, 1979), p. 8,, accessed: 30 May 2020

Additional comments:



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