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Record 26289

Reading Experience:

'Wilde's copy of "The Bacchae of Euripides" edited by one of his Trinity tutors, R.Y. Tyrrell, has also survived. On the title-page of the famous play... Wilde wrote "Oscar Wilde T.C.D. Trinity [i.e. summer term], 1872. Clearly intent on acquiring a "minute and critical knowledge" of the text, Wilde underlines countless words and phrases which he then presumably looked up in his lexicon; he frequently glosses lines in the drama with notes such as "C.f. Xenophanes", "C.f. [line] 342"'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1872 and 31 Dec 1874
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
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: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Euripides
Title: The Bacchae
Genre: Classics, Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: ed. R.Y. Tyrrell
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26289  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 62,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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