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Record Number: 16902


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"Victor Hugo" has come; I like all your alterations vastly, except one which I don?t like, tho? I own something was needed there also.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 4 Jun 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston (according to editors) for the first of the letters referred to here by RLS
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:

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

Would be published in the Cornhill Magazine in August 1874

Provenance

borrowed (other)
In his possession but to be corrected and returned to the editor


Source Information:

Record ID:

16902

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:

18

Additional Comments:

Co-edited by Ernest Mehew. Letter 278, RLS to Sidney Colvin [? 4 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. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16902, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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