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Record 16111

Reading Experience:

'I have had all things considered and thanks principally to Philip, a very passable Christmas day [...] then went upstairs and read Phillip till lunchtime (you see I adhere to my own views as to how Philip should be spelt).'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 25 Dec 1872
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bridge of Allan
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Title: The Adventures of Philip
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: first published in book form 1862, previously serialised in Cornhill Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16111  
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: 265
  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. 265,, accessed: 14 July 2020

Additional comments:



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