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Record 26263

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'So much do I love it that I hated the idea of sending it to you without marking a few passages I felt you would well appreciate - and I found myself marking the whole book.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1876 and 1 Jan 1880
Country: England
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: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Elzabeth Barrett Browning
Title: Aurora Leigh
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 14th edn, London 1876
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26263  
Source - Print  
  Author: Oscar Wilde
  Editor: Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis
  Title: The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 26
  Additional comments: Letter to William Ward.

Citation: Oscar Wilde, Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis (ed.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (London, 2000), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26263, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

The book given to Ward by Wilde still exists. It is now in the Eccles Bequest, British Library. See Thomas Wright, "Oscar's Books" (London, 2008), p.33.

 

 

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