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Record Number: 26674


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The seventeen-year-old Robert Louis Stevenson, when he read the novel that year, wrote to his mother: “Isn’t the detective prime?”

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Jan 1868 and May 1868

Country:

n/a

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

University student

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Wilkie Collins

Title:

The Moonstone

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

1868; first instalment appeared in January 1868 ; book form publication later in the year.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26674

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Summerscale

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

268

Additional Comments:

The source of the Evidence,The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, published in paperback by Bloomsbury, is a study of the Constance Kent murder case.

Citation:

Kate Summerscale , The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (London, 2008), p. 268, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26674, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

According to Summerscale, RLS's reference was to Sergeant Cuff, the Scotland Yard detective in Wilkie Collins’s "The Moonstone", published 1868 (= ‘that year’ in the Evidence)

   
   
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