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Record Number: 26265


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am half enamoured of the paper that touched his hand, and the ink that did his bidding. [I have] grown fond of the sweet comeliness of his charactery'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 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:

Unknown

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:

John Keats

Title:

Sonnet in Blue

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26265

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:

157

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Oscar Wilde, Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis (ed.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (London, 2000), p. 157, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26265, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Wilde owned the manuscript of Keats's "Sonnet in Blue". It was displayed in the drawing-room of his house in Tite Street, London. See Thomas Wright, "Oscar's Books" (London, 2008), p.35.

   
   
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