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Record 14549

Reading Experience:

'... et lisais les Contes Drolatiqe de nostre feu Maistre de Balzac ...' [and I was reading the amusing stories of our master Balzac]
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Mar 1872
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: student
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
letter to Charles Baxter
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Honore de Balzac
Title: Contes Drolatiques
Genre: Classics, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first published 1832-7
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14549  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 219
  Additional comments: Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 219,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

Footnote p 219 Booth/Mehew says that here RLS was attempting to imitate Balzac's imitation of Rabelais in his Contes Drolatiques, and that he lapses at times into shaky modern French.



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