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Record 17278

Reading Experience:

'?I am reading Ruskin?s "Stones of Venice"with great pleasure. He can [italics] write [end italics] a few, can?t he?'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 9 Jul 1874
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hampstead
county: London
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 and intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: Stones of Venice
Genre: Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Stones of Venice: the first of many editions appeared in 3 vols in 1851-3.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17278  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 29
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 292, To Frances Sitwell [c. 9 July 1874] [Hampstead]. Dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 29,, accessed: 11 August 2020

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