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Record 22607

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'By Swinburne's conversion, I meant no reference to his divagations about 'Rizpah', which I did not honour with perusal, but to other matter in that article which I shall not mention now, since you had not nous enough to twig its significance for yourself.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 15 Feb 1881 and 15 Mar 1881
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Davos
   
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: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
letter to W E Henley
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Fortnightly Review
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: February 1881 issue
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22607  
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: 159
  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. 159, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22607, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

Footnote Booth/Mehew p159 says that the article about Rizpah (which RLS did not read) is contained in the February 1881 issue of Fortnightly Review, the rest of which he says he did read.

 

 

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