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Record Number: 27589


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"The Omadhaun" was very funny by the Lord; I saw Constable who said both Payn and Kegan Paul had very highly lauded you.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: Dec 1877

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

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:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Ernest Henley

Title:

'The Omadhaun at the Queen's'.

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, Account of an Irish melodrama by H.P. Grattan.

Publication Details

In "London", 1 Dec., 1877.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27589

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:

227

Additional Comments:

Letter 491, To W.E. Henley, [December 1877], 17 Heriot Row. 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. 227, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27589, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Editors’ Note 4 to Letter 491 reads: “’The Omadhaun at the Queen’s’, Henley’s amusing account in "London" (1 December 1877) of the absurdities and complexities of the Irish melodrama by H.P. Grattan, which opened on 24 November 1877.” James Payn (1830-98) was a novelist, editor (1859-74) of [italics]Chambers Journal[end talics] and (1882-96) of the [italics]Cornhill[end italics].. Charles Kegan Paul (1828-1902), author and publisher; published [italics]An Inland Voyage[end italics], [italics]Travels with a Donkey[end italics] and [italics]Virginibus Puerisque[end italics].

   
   
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