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Record 14548

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'It is necessary to explain, O Argive youth, that I have been reading the translations of Bohn, cunningly written with a reed upon the well-prepared tablets'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 3 Mar 1872 and 3 Apr 1872
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
   
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: student
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
letter to Charles Baxter
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry George Bohn
Title: unknown
Genre: Classics, classics in English translation
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14548  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 218
  Additional comments: Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14548, accessed: 13 December 2019

Additional comments:

RLS does not specify which of Bohn's translations he has been reading, but in this letter he is imitating Bohn's literary style, rather than referring to the content of any of his translations.

 

 

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