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Record Number: 18089


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Colvin?s article on B.C. was so much better than I had expected; he had the courage (which I lacked) to find fault; if I had dared to do so, I might have praised much more.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 27 Dec 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

Review of Basil Champneys' book A Quiet Corner of England.

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

I have failed to trace Colvin?s review of Champney?s book

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18089

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:

95

Additional Comments:

From section headed Sunday [27 December] in Letter 345, To Frances Sitwell [26 December 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have 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. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18089, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Editors? Note 1 on p. 95 reads: ?I have failed to trace Colvin?s review of Champney?s book (cf. Letter 331, n. 4).?

   
   
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