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Record Number: 26278


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"The flowing beauty of his oral translations in class, whether of Thucydides, Plato, or Virgil was," one of his peers recalled, "a thing not easily to be forgotten." He "startled everyone", too, "in the classical medal examination, by walking easily away from us all in the viva voce on [Aeschylus's] 'Agamemnon'".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1865 and 31 Dec 1867

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Enniskillen
specific address: Portora Royal School

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:

Child (0-17)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aeschylus

Title:

Agamemnon

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26278

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Oscar's Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

50

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books, (London, 2000), p. 50, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26278, accessed: 08 December 2019


Additional Comments:

Quotations from F. Harris, "Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions" (New York, 1930), p.17.

   
   
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