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Record 18009

Reading Experience:

'I do not know how many Greek plays you intend publishing, but I have been working at Euripides a good deal lately and should of all things wish to edit either the Mad Hercules or the Phoenissae: plays with which I am well acquainted.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Euripides
Title: Phoenissae
Genre: Classics, Drama
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18009  
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: 78
  Additional comments: Source is a letter to George Macmillan 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. 78,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:

Exactly when Wilde would have read these texts is uncertain, though it is likely to have been at university and in the original Greek.



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