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Record Number: 22607


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'By Swinburne's conversion, I meant no reference to his divagations about 'Rizpah', which I did not honour with perusal, but to other matter in that article which I shall not mention now, since you had not nous enough to twig its significance for yourself.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 15 Feb 1881 and 15 Mar 1881

Country:

Switzerland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Davos

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:

Switzerland

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

letter to W E Henley


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Fortnightly Review

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

February 1881 issue

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22607

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:

159

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. 159, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22607, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Footnote Booth/Mehew p159 says that the article about Rizpah (which RLS did not read) is contained in the February 1881 issue of Fortnightly Review, the rest of which he says he did read.

   
   
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