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 1925 (1660 - 1798), by May 1925 (1798 - 1832).
Beckett only acquired the second volume in 1925 once he needed it.
Source: TCD College Calendar
Wyatt, A. J. and W. H. Low: Intermediate Text Book of English Literature, Vol. 2
London: W. B. Clive, University Tutorial Press Ltd., 1920
Inscription: S. B. Beckett / Trinity College, Dublin / 1925
Notes: bookseller's stamp on inside front cover: [Fred Hannah] Dublin.


Available scans inscription.