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Record 3601

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'... [Oscar] Wilde used the provincial [lecture] tour to educate himself in German: he "beguiled the tedium of the journeys ... by studying that language with a copy of the Reise-Bilder and a little pocket dictionary".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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 1854
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Pocket German dictionary
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3601  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: n/a
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 605
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 p. 605, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3601, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Robert Sherard, Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship (1902; 1908) 156.

 

 

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