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Record 26277

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'"The flowing beauty of his oral translations in class, whether of Thucydides, Plato, or Virgil was," one of his peers recalled, "a thing not easily to be forgotten." He "startled everyone", too, "in the classical medal examination, by walking easily away from us all in the viva voce on [Aeschylus's] 'Agamemnon'".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1865 and 31 Dec 1867
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: Virgil
Title: n/a
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26277  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 50
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 50, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26277, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Quotations from F. Harris, "Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions" (New York, 1930), p.17.

 

 

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