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Record 18007

Reading Experience:

'I see the Nineteenth Century has a full list each month of its articles and contributors, which is put in the windows and on the counters of the booksellers.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Jun 1877
Country: Ireland
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: 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:

Title: Nineteenth Century
Genre: Contents Page
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
Observed in shop window


Source Information:

Record ID: 18007  
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: 55
  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. 55,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

It is unclear from Wilde's comments whether he is referring to an advertisment or to the contents page itself. I have given all available details.



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