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Record Number: 14652


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Struggling away at "Fables in Song" .'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston

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:

Aspiring writer and intermittent law student

Religion:

(Wavering) Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Title:

Fables in Song

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Fables in Song was published in 2 vols in 1874, in Edinburgh and Leipzig and s.l. by Blackwood.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14652

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 272, from RLS to Frances Sitwell The eds date this part of the letter 'Wednesday [13 May1874], and the content indicates that the Reading Experience began before the letter was written and continued for a time afterwards.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14652, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The editors give [Swanston] as the probable address of the letter, and the context indicates that the Place of Experience is the same as the place of writing.

   
   
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