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Record Number: 32266


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Father has made Con read out to him again yesterday Oscar Wilde's essay ('The Decay of Lying') and ... he thought still more highly of it than before...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Nov 1891

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

Paris
British Embassy

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:

Listener:

Robert Lytton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

The Decay of Lying

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32266

Source:

Print

Author:

Emily, Lady Lutyens

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Blessed Girl: Memoirs of a Victorian Girlhood

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

68

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emily Lytton to Rev.Whitwell Elwin. 3 Nov. 1891

Citation:

Emily, Lady Lutyens, A Blessed Girl: Memoirs of a Victorian Girlhood, (London, 1953), p. 68, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32266, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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