Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: by January 1924 (1500 - Shakespeare), by May 1924 (Milton and 1600 - 1660), by October 1924 (pre-1500).
Acquired in 1923 according to the inscription.
Source: TCD College Calendar
Wyatt, A. J. and W. H. Low: Intermediate Text Book of English Literature, Vol. 1
London: W. B. Clive, University Tutorial Press Ltd., 1920
Inscription: Jean Franklin / 1923 / Samuel B. Beckett / Trinity College / Dublin. / Michaelmas Term - 1923
Notes: bookseller's stamp on inside front cover: [Fred Hannah] Dublin
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Available scans cover, inscription, tp, 61, 62, 63.