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Record Number: 21880


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The family is all very shaky in health but our motto is now "Al Monte!" in the words of Don Lope, in the play the sister and I are just beating through with two bad dictionaries and an insane grammar.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 5 Apr 1880 and 21 Apr 1880

Country:

America

Time

n/a

Place:

city: 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

letter to Sidney Colvin


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lope de Vega

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21880

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:

77

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 77, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21880, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Unclear which of Lope de Vega's plays RLS was translating at the time.

   
   
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