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Record Number: 21632


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When last observed, he was studying with apparent zest the exploits of one Rocambole by the late Viscount Ponson of Terrail.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

18 Jan 1880

Country:

America

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: 608 Bush Street, San Francisco

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:

America

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail

Title:

Les Exploits de Rocambole

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21632

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:

3

Page:

46

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. Letter to Sidney Colvin.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21632, accessed: 20 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Unclear exactly which of Ponson du Terrail's novels RLS refers to here, though from the context it suggests he had several of the 22 volumes of Les Exploits de Rocambole.

   
   
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