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Record Number: 21336


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[in Athens, Gissing] spent a lot of time in the hotel reading Aristophanes and Plato. He could read Greek but not speak it'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1889 and 31 Dec 1889

Country:

Greece

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Athens
specific address: Hotel de la Couronne

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:

Greece

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aristophanes

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Classics, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in Greek

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21336

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:

108

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Michael Collie, George Gissing. A Biography (Folkestone, 1977), p. 108, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21336, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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