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Record Number: 26299


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"The Dialogues of Plato" became one of Wilde's golden books. He marked and annotated most of the dialogues, and many of Jowett's [editor's] introductions.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1876 and 31 Dec 1879

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford
specific address: Magdalen College

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:

Plato

Title:

Dialogues

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

trans and ed. Benjamin Jowett

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26299

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Oscar's Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

85

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 85, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26299, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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