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Record 21492

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'From time to time, Lang writes charming articles in the "Daily News": witness one, a week or so past, on Montaigne: it was a little gem.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 23 Sep 1875 and 15 Oct 1875
Country: Scotland?
Time: n/a
Place: city: 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: Writer
Religion: Uncommitted
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: Andrew Lang
Title: [article on Montaigne]
Genre: Ephemera, Newspaper editorial occasioned by the sale of Montaigne's library.
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 23 September 1875 in the "Daily News".
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21492  
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: 161
  Additional comments: Letter 419, To Alfred Dowson, [Early October 1875], 17 Heriot Row. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The material in square brackets has 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. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21492, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

The text was published 23 September 1875 and read by RLS on or soon after that date (i.e between 23 Sept 75 and [early October 75]. The Editors' Note 2 to "a little gem" in Letter 419 reads:"An unsigned editorial in the "Daily News" of 23 September occasioned by the sale of Montaigne's library."

 

 

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