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Record Number: 16008


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Morley has accepted the "Fables" and I have seen it in proof and think less of it than ever.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1874 and 20 May 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston (according to editors)
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, 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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

"On Lord Lytton's Fables in Song"

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, Proof of the article

Publication Details

Published in the Fortnightly Review, June 1874

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

16008

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed 'Sunday' [23 May 1874] in Letter 274, to Frances Sitwell, pp 10-12, Tuesday-Sunday [19-24 May 1874]. Dates in square brackets suggested by the editors. RLS refers here again to the review he had written for the Fortnightly Review of Lord Lytton?s Fables in Song, which were published in Edinburgh, as well as Leipzig and Toronto, in 1874.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16008, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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