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Record Number: 21333


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Gissing read as widely as ever, with the same unbridled curiosity as during his youth but now with an intelligence tempered by experience. Of course he continued to read the Latin, Greek, English and French classics, but of the particular titles he noted in his diary during the second part of 1889 there are a number that indicate fairly and squarely the direction in which his thoughts were carrying him. Besides books like J.P. Jacobsen's "Niels Lyhne" and Frederick [sic]Bremer's "Hertha", he also read Taine's "English Literature", Bourget's "Etudes et Portraits" as well as the "Essais Psychologiques", A.H. Buck's "Treatise on Hygiene", W. B. Carpenter's "Principles of Mental Physiology" and the books he just mentions as Ribot's "Hereditie".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1889 and 31 Dec 1889

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: probably London

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William B. Carpenter

Title:

Principles of Mental Physiology, With Their Applications to the Training and Discipline of the Mind

Genre:

Science, Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21333

Source:

Print

Author:

Michael Collie

Editor:

n/a

Title:

George Gissing. A Biography

Place of Publication:

Folkestone

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Michael Collie, George Gissing. A Biography (Folkestone, 1977), p. 105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21333, accessed: 22 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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