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Record 27589

Reading Experience:

'"The Omadhaun" was very funny by the Lord; I saw Constable who said both Payn and Kegan Paul had very highly lauded you.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: Dec 1877
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Ernest Henley
Title: 'The Omadhaun at the Queen's'.
Genre: Drama, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, Account of an Irish melodrama by H.P. Grattan.
Publication details: In "London", 1 Dec., 1877.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27589  
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: 227
  Additional comments: Letter 491, To W.E. Henley, [December 1877], 17 Heriot Row. 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. 227,, accessed: 06 July 2020

Additional comments:

Editors’ Note 4 to Letter 491 reads: “’The Omadhaun at the Queen’s’, Henley’s amusing account in "London" (1 December 1877) of the absurdities and complexities of the Irish melodrama by H.P. Grattan, which opened on 24 November 1877.” James Payn (1830-98) was a novelist, editor (1859-74) of [italics]Chambers Journal[end talics] and (1882-96) of the [italics]Cornhill[end italics].. Charles Kegan Paul (1828-1902), author and publisher; published [italics]An Inland Voyage[end italics], [italics]Travels with a Donkey[end italics] and [italics]Virginibus Puerisque[end italics].



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