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Record 3563

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter 16/8/1863 - Following a description of rural walk - "it was just like the beginning of a new novel of Sir Walter's. - Do you see what the French call him now: - (so truly! - the epithet being one of praise or contempt according to the feeling of the speaker) - 'l'enfantin Sir Walter'!"
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours
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:John Ruskin
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and art critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Walter Scott
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3563  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: From letter dated 16/8/1863 to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3563, accessed: 17 July 2019

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