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Record 26292

Reading Experience:

'The first volume of Symond's "Studies of the Greek Poets", issued in 1873, was "perpetually" in Wilde's "hands" at Trinity [Dublin]. The second volume came out in 1876, when he was at Oxford. On the title-page, he wrote "Oscar F.O'F. W. Wilde. S.M. Magdalen College, Oxford, May '76." The date indicates that Wilde purchased the book hot off the printing press.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1873 and 31 Dec 1876
Country: Ireland and England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin and Oxford
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 and England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Addington Symonds
Title: Studies of the Greek Poets, vols 1 and 2
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26292  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 69
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 69,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:



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