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Record Number: 16557


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Yesterday, by the bye, I received the proof of "Victor Hugo"; it is not nicely written, but the stuff is capital, I think. Modesty is my most remarkable quality, I may say in passing.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 Jun 1874

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, 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:

Victor Hugo's Romances

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay on ?Victor Hugo?s Romances?

Publication Details

To be published in the Cornhill Magazine in August 1874

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

16557

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:

15

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed ?Friday? [5 June 1874] in Letter 276, pp. 13-17, to Frances Sitwell, Wednesday-Saturday [3-6 June 1874] Dates in square brackets added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16557, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of reading deduced from editors' dating of Letter 276

   
   
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