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Record Number: 5595


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Last night I spent with Charles Strachey; we each had an arm chair with a chair between us to hold books as we passed judgment on them. I am sending you Stevenson's last book which came out a few days ago, which I bought and read this afternoon (I had a meddlesome red pencil with which I slightly disfigured it) and which I think spendidly spirited.' [followed by a judgment on the book]

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1888 and 31 Aug 1888

Country:

n/a

Time

afternoon: 'afternoon'

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:

Sir Walter Raleigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Sep 1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

The Black Arrow

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5595

Source:

Print

Author:

Sir Walter Raleigh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

109

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir Walter Raleigh, The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922 (London, 1926), p. 109, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5595, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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