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Record Number: 26283


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As a boy [Wilde] "cared little for German literature, excepting only [Heinrich] Heine and Goethe."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1880

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Enniskillen
specific address: Portora Royal School

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:

Child (0-17)

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:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Heinrich Heine

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26283

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Oscar's Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26283, accessed: 04 October 2023


Additional Comments:

Quotation from "Oscar Wilde", "Biograph, Vol. 4 (London 1880), p.132.

   
   
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