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Record 18004

Reading Experience:

'Mahaffy's book of Travels in Greece will soon be out. I have been correcting his proofs and like it immensely.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 27 Jul 1876 and Aug 1876
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
specific address: 1 Merrion Square North
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: Student
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Pentland Mahaffy
Title: Rambles and Studies in Greece
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: Codex, publisher's proofs
Publication details: 1876, first edition
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Proof copy for correction


Source Information:

Record ID: 18004  
Source - Print  
  Author: Oscar Wilde
  Editor: Merlin Holland
  Title: The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: Source is a letter to William Ward collected in The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, eds. Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis (NY: Henry Holt & Co., 2000)

Citation: Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland (ed.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (New York, 2000), p. 28,, accessed: 31 January 2023

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