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Record 27352

Reading Experience:

'I am reading "Clarissa Harlowe" with all the pleasure in the world…It is the cleverest book in some ways that can be imagined; and deals with so many absorbing problems from different points of view….'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 12 Sep 1877
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Grez
county: Seine-et-Marne (I think), France
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:

Author: Samuel Richardson
Title: Clarissa: or The History of a Young Lady.
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1748 (for 1747) -1749, 8 vols; edition RLS read not indicated.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27352  
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: 221
  Additional comments: Letter 482, To his Mother, [12 September 1877], [Grez]. 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. 221,, accessed: 06 July 2020

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