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Record 23772

Reading Experience:

'I have found […] a "Courant" which was speedily dismembered and has been read eagerly down to the Theatre Advertisements.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 9 Sep 1876 and 14 Sep 1876
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Pontoise
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Le Courant
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: September 1876
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 23772  
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: 190
  Additional comments: Letter 448, To his Mother, [13 or 14 September 1876; this date has been added by the editors], Hotel du Grand Cerf, Dubec-Lebreton, Pontoise.

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. 190,, accessed: 11 August 2020

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