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Record Number: 26856


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday, 9 April 1829: 'I got a book from the Duke de Leviz, the same gentleman with whom I had an awkward meeting at Abbotsford [in August 1828] owing to his having forgot his credentials which left me at an unpleasant doubt as to his character and identity. His book is inscribed to me with hyperbolical praises [...] The book is better than would be expected from the exaggerated nonsense of the dedication.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Apr 1829

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Abbotsford

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Duke de Leviz

Title:

The Carbonaro, A Piedmontese Tale

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1829

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26856

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

544

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 544, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26856, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.544 n.6 in source for details on text and author.

   
   
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