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Record 27944

Reading Experience:

'I wish I could lay my hands on the numbers of the "Review", for I know I wished to say something on that head more particularly than I can from memory; […] I was very much pleased with the article on Bret Harte; it seemed to me just, clear, and to the point.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between Jun 1877 and Dec 1877
Country: Probably Scotland.
Time: n/a
Place: city: Probably 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: Probably Scotland.
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Arthur Patchett Martin
Title: Bret Harte in Relation to Modern Fiction.
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: The Melbourne Review, July 1877.
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 27944  
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: 228
  Additional comments: Letter 492, To Arthur Patchett Martin, [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. 228,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:

Editors’ Note 1 to Letter 492 states: '"The Melbourne Review" (published quarterly). Martin’s article on Bret Harte was in the July 1877 issue (cf. Letter 473).” [See also Letter 483].



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