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Record Number: 3563


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter 16/8/1863 - Following a description of rural walk - "it was just like the beginning of a new novel of Sir Walter's. - Do you see what the French call him now: - (so truly! - the epithet being one of praise or contempt according to the feeling of the speaker) - 'l'enfantin Sir Walter'!"

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and art critic

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Walter Scott

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3563

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

From letter dated 16/8/1863 to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3563, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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