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Record 16008

Reading Experience:

?Morley has accepted the "Fables" and I have seen it in proof and think less of it than ever.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1874 and 20 May 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston (according to editors)
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, 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: Aspiring writer, intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: "On Lord Lytton's Fables in Song"
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, Proof of the article
Publication details: Published in the Fortnightly Review, June 1874
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 16008  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 11
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed 'Sunday' [23 May 1874] in Letter 274, to Frances Sitwell, pp 10-12, Tuesday-Sunday [19-24 May 1874]. Dates in square brackets suggested by the editors. RLS refers here again to the review he had written for the Fortnightly Review of Lord Lytton?s Fables in Song, which were published in Edinburgh, as well as Leipzig and Toronto, in 1874.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 11,, accessed: 23 April 2024

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