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Record Number: 17610


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have the "PTFL" proof; and it is very fourth rate, I am afraid; not quite [italics] dead [end italics] you know, but ailing − very ailing.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

19 Sep 1874

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Llandudno?

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:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

"On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places"

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay.

Publication Details

The essay would be published in the November 1874 Portfolio (magazine).

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17610

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

From section headed Saturday [19 September 1874] in Letter 314, To Frances Sitwell. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17610, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

This seems to refer to the proof of RLS?s essay ?On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places?, published in the Portfolio for November 1874. See p. 43, Letter 307 and note 1.

   
   
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