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Record 21337

Reading Experience:

'[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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Plato
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Greek
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21337  
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,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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