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Record 26293

Reading Experience:

'The annotations in Wilde's copy of J.E.T. Rodgers's edition of [Aristotle's] "Ethics", which is inscribed "Oscar Wilde, Magdalen College, October 1877", illustrate his passionate opposition to [the Historicist] view. Interleaved with the Greek text are around 200 pages on which Wilde has written copious notes in English and Greek. In them he creates a bridge between the past and the present by comparing Aristotle to modern writers such as David Hume and Tennyson...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1874 and 31 Dec 1876
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: 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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Aristotle
Title: Ethics
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: ed. J.E.T. Rodgers
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26293  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Wright
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Oscar's Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books (London, 2000), p. 70,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:



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