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Record 26272

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Wilde also excelled in French. His copy of Voltaire's "Histoire de Charles XII" bears the autograph and date "Oscar Wilde September 2nd 1865 [...] On page 171 the ten-year-old boy has written the words "Oscar 8 November 1865", no doubt to mark his remarkable progress with the demanding French text.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 2 Sep 1865 and 8 Nov 1865
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Enniskillen
specific address: Portora Royal School
   
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: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Voltaire
Title: Histoire de Charles XII
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26272  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26272, accessed: 01 February 2023

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