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Record 22628

Reading Experience:

'In "Illustrated London News" and "Graphic", both for August 12th, are notices of ”Virginibus Puerique”. In the latter I am once more taken for my editor! I think I have pleased the public this time!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: Aug 1876
Country: London?
Time: n/a
Place: city: Probably London
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: London?
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Illustrated London News
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Review article.
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Illustrated London News, 12 August 1876.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22628  
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: 187
  Additional comments: p.187. Letter 444, To his Mother, [August 1876], Savile Club. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing 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. 187,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:

On p. 187 the first part of the Editors’ Note 1 to this passage reads: “‘Virginibus Puerisque’ is a sharp, clever, slightly cynical disquisition on the chances of happiness in wedlock’ ("Illustrated London News.")



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