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Record 27946

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Did you − I forget − did you have a kick at the stern works of that melancholy puppy and humbug Daniel Deronda himself? − the Prince of Prigs: the literary abomination of Desolation in the way of manhood: a type which is enough to make a man forswear the love of women, if that is how it must be gained….'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: Dec 1877
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Eliot
Title: Daniel Deronda
Genre: Fiction, Daniel Deronda
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published in Edinburgh and London in 1876 by William Blackwood & Sons.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27946  
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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27946, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

"Daniel Deronda" was published in Edinburgh and London in 1876 by William Blackwood & Sons. RLS's remarks on Daniel Deronda are prompted here by his memory of an article written not by Martin but by Catherine Spence (see p. 228, Note 1).

 

 

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