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Record Number: 14931


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'All right, I'll see what I can do. Before I could answer, I had to see the book; and my good father, after trying at all our libraries, bought it for me. I like the book; that is, some of it; and I'll try to lick up four or five pages for the "Fortnightly."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, Edinburgh

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:

Church of Scotland (wavering)

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

From Letter 271, to Sidney Colvin, dated by the editors [May 1874]



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Title:

Fables in Song

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14931

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:

6

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14931, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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