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Record 18089

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Colvin?s article on B.C. was so much better than I had expected; he had the courage (which I lacked) to find fault; if I had dared to do so, I might have praised much more.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 27 Dec 1874
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: Aspiring writer and intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
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: Sidney Colvin
Title: Review of Basil Champneys' book A Quiet Corner of England.
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: I have failed to trace Colvin?s review of Champney?s book
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18089  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: From section headed Sunday [27 December] in Letter 345, To Frances Sitwell [26 December 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18089, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

Editors? Note 1 on p. 95 reads: ?I have failed to trace Colvin?s review of Champney?s book (cf. Letter 331, n. 4).?

 

 

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