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Record 16110

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Have you yet seen Middlemarch? You would not be quite so unsophisticated a visitor to Rome as Miss Brooke.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 22 Dec 1872
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: 17 Heriot Row, 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: atheist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to Elizabeth Crosby
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Eliot
Title: Middlemarch
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: first published in serial form December 1871 - December 1872 by Blackwood
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 16110  
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: 264
  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. 264, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16110, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

Middlemarch was being serialised while RLS was writing - in the form of 8 books altogether, published every two months, over the year beginning December 1871. RLS may not have finished reading the final instalment at the time of writing.

 

 

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