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Record 26941

Reading Experience:

'Thank you for your beautiful book, which I admired with my eyes and then read with great amusement.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 Dec 1881
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hotel & Pension Buol, Davos-Platz
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: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Peter Christen Asbjorsen
Title: Round the Yule Log
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Miscellany / Anthology, folk tales
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published in translation with introduction by Edmund Gosse 1881
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26941  
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: 261
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Edmund Gosse.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 261,, accessed: 11 August 2020

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