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Record 21313

Reading Experience:

'Gissing, probably more than any of his contemporaries, knew well the main trends of European literature at that time, for he continued to read widely in both French and German, as well as English. During the eighteen-eighties, he re-read George Sand and much of Balzac; read Zola for the first time; purchased cheap German editions of Turgenev and read them all; was famiiar with Daudet, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and later de Maupassant; and read Ibsen as his work became available and in the late eighties saw his plays when they were performed for the first time in London'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1880 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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Sand [pseud.]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in original French
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21313  
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: 85
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Michael Collie, George Gissing. A Biography (Folkestone, 1977), p. 85,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



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