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Record 21872

Reading Experience:

'I read […] Martin’s "History of France"[…]'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: Nov 1875
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henri Martin
Title: History of France
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: edition and language are not indicated by RLS. See below, 11. Additional Comments
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21872  
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: 166
  Additional comments: Letter 424, To Sidney Colvin, [November 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. 166,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:

On p. 166, Editors’ Note 3 to Letter 424 reads: “Henri Martin (1810-83), author − according to the "Oxford Companion to French Literature" − of a ‘mediocre history of France’.” The edition and language are unspecified in letter 424. Martin was the author of "Histoire de France: depuis les temps les plus reculesjusqu'en 1789", pub. by Furne: Paris, in several editions and numerous vols from 1833, notably the 4th edition in 16 vols plus index from 1861-65. An abridgment in seven volumes was published in 1867. The continuation, "Histoire de France depuis 1789 jusqu'a nos jours" appeared in 6 vols, 1878-1883).



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