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Record Number: 17784


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have had a day of open air; only a little modified by Le Capitaine Fracasse before the dining room fire.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

17 Oct 1873

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening: 11 pm

Place:

specific address: 17 Heriot Row, 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:

writer

Religion:

atheist

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:

Theophile Gautier

Title:

Le Capitaine Fracasse

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17784

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

344

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Frances Sitwell.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 344, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17784, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

RLS reading Gautier's novel in original French

   
   
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