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Record Number: 23753


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Look here, my fame is even more complete than I had dreamed of. Get the "Spectators" for August 5th and 12th; and you will see how the poor Spectatorists were puzzled and ("Scottice") affronted at my paper. It is charming.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: Aug 1876

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: LONDON

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:

Uncommitted

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon

Title:

Review article; and 'Husbands and Wives'.

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

The Spectator, 5 and 12 August 1876.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23753

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:

187

Additional Comments:

Letter 445, To his Mother, [23 August 1876], Savile Club. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has 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. 187, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23753, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

On p.187 the Editors’ Note 1 to letter 445 reads: “'The Spectator' for 5 August desribed ‘Virginibus Puerisque’ as a ‘bit of humouristic padding’ and proceeded to quote extracts from it. The following week it used the essay as the theme of an article called ‘Husbands and Wives’ and refers to RLS as ‘clever and rather cynical’.”

   
   
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