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Record 27419

Reading Experience:

'Why the hell did you or your printers - a lousy lot whom I abominate - pass over a correction of mine and send me sprawling down to posterity as an ignoramus who thought the Ill-Favoured Ones were in the first part; when I was nine years old, I knew better than that. Christian never saw 'em; they were people who attacked women, a point really felt by Miss Bagster, God bless her old heart.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Feb 1882 and 15 Feb 1882
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hotel and Pension Buol
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: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Bunyan
Title: Pilgrim's Progress
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: edition published in 1845 by Samuel Bagster and illustrated by Eunice Bagster
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 27419  
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: 277
  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. 277,, accessed: 08 July 2020

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