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Record 14583

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?I have just been reading "Maud". Do not fear, dear; it has not been unpleasant to me; I see and know and accept all the limitations without a grudge.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1 May 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: 17 Heriot Row
   
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: Aspiring writer, intermittent law student
Religion: (Wavering) Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: The eds ascribe this part of the letter to Friday [1 May] Evening

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: Maud; A Monodrama
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: There is a copy of the first edition (1855) owned by RLS at the RLS Silverado Museum , California
Provenance: n/a

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14583  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: Addition editor: Ernest Mehew Letter 268, [29 April-4 May 1874], from RLS to Frances Sitwell

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14583, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

Letter 268 consists of 6 parts, the day of the week or the time of day of writing being given by RLS, the date, month and year conjectured by the editors.

 

 

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