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Record 22706

Reading Experience:

'Fortune has written another book, the Equipage of the Devil, which is fully worse than words can describe.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 15 Apr 1881 and 30 Apr 1881
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hotel Saint Romain, Paris
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Fortune Hippolyte Auguste Castille (Boisgobey)
Title: L'Equipage du Diable (Equipage of the Devil)
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published in France 1881, possibly read in translation
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22706  
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: 174
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. Letter to W.E. Henley.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 174,, accessed: 08 July 2020

Additional comments:

Presumably RLS was reading the recently-published book (1881) in translation (unless he is translating the title for Henley's benefit)



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