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Record Number: 12850


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Taking a book of Browning's poems from his pocket he showed Louis a verse which he said he could not understand...bending forward, his hands clasped, he gazed expectant, while Louis read over the poem. Alas, for the hero worshipper! This is what the Master said: 'I'm damned if I know what it means. It reads like cat's meat to me.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1890

Country:

Australia

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sydney, Australia

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:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Australia

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

12850

Source:

Print

Author:

Isobel Field

Editor:

n/a

Title:

This Life I've Loved

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1937

Vol:

n/a

Page:

243

Additional Comments:

Memoir of Stevenson's step-daughter, Isobel Field (previously Strong, nee Osbourne).

Citation:

Isobel Field, This Life I've Loved (London, 1937), p. 243, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12850, accessed: 20 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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