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Record 21880

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The family is all very shaky in health but our motto is now "Al Monte!" in the words of Don Lope, in the play the sister and I are just beating through with two bad dictionaries and an insane grammar.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 5 Apr 1880 and 21 Apr 1880
Country: America
Time: n/a
Place: city: San Francisco
   
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: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
letter to Sidney Colvin
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Lope de Vega
Title: unknown
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21880  
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: 3
  Page: 77
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 77, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21880, accessed: 13 December 2019

Additional comments:

Unclear which of Lope de Vega's plays RLS was translating at the time.

 

 

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