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Record 26269

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Wilde praised "Melmoth" [the Wanderer] as a pioneering work of European Gothic fiction. He admitted, however, that it was stylistically "imperfect" and laughed at its aburdity'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 16 Oct 1854 and 1 Jan 1895
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 Child (0-17)
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: Charles Maturin
Title: Melmoth the Wanderer
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26269  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 43
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26269, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Quotations from The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, eds Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart Davies (London, 2000), pp.1169-70.

 

 

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