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Record Number: 26263


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'So much do I love it that I hated the idea of sending it to you without marking a few passages I felt you would well appreciate - and I found myself marking the whole book.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1876 and 1 Jan 1880

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:

Oscar Wilde

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Oct 1854

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elzabeth Barrett Browning

Title:

Aurora Leigh

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

14th edn, London 1876

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26263

Source:

Print

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Editor:

Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis

Title:

The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

Letter to William Ward.

Citation:

Oscar Wilde, Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis (ed.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (London, 2000), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26263, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

The book given to Ward by Wilde still exists. It is now in the Eccles Bequest, British Library. See Thomas Wright, "Oscar's Books" (London, 2008), p.33.

   
   
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