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Record Number: 26266


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wilde later said that it was his mother who inspired him to write verse [....] When his poems first appeared in magazines she compiled a scrapbook of them, and frequently offered her enthusiastic criticisms. Of "Magdalen Walks" she wrote: "the last lines have a bold, true thought, bravely uttered... I recognise you at once...there is Oscar!"'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 1 Jan 1880

Country:

England

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:

Speranza Wilde

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

Magdalen Walks

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

26266

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Oscar's Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

37

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books, (London, 2000), p. 37, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26266, accessed: 18 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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