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Record 17785

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'It has the same talent as Emaux et Camees and no other.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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: writer
Religion: atheist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Theophile Gautier
Title: Emaux et Camees
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 17785  
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: 344
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Frances Sitwell.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 344, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17785, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

RLS not reading the poems at the time of writing, but comparing them with Gautier's novel, Le Capitaine Fracasse which he was reading at the time.

 

 

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