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Record Number: 26272


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wilde also excelled in French. His copy of Voltaire's "Histoire de Charles XII" bears the autograph and date "Oscar Wilde September 2nd 1865 [...] On page 171 the ten-year-old boy has written the words "Oscar 8 November 1865", no doubt to mark his remarkable progress with the demanding French text.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 2 Sep 1865 and 8 Nov 1865

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:

Voltaire

Title:

Histoire de Charles XII

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26272

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Wright

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Oscar's Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Wright, Oscar's Books, (London, 2000), p. 47, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26272, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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