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Record 16557

Reading Experience:

?Yesterday, by the bye, I received the proof of "Victor Hugo"; it is not nicely written, but the stuff is capital, I think. Modesty is my most remarkable quality, I may say in passing.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 Jun 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston
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: Victor Hugo's Romances
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay on ?Victor Hugo?s Romances?
Publication details: To be published in the Cornhill Magazine in August 1874
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 16557  
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: 15
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed ?Friday? [5 June 1874] in Letter 276, pp. 13-17, to Frances Sitwell, Wednesday-Saturday [3-6 June 1874] Dates in square brackets added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 15,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

Date of reading deduced from editors' dating of Letter 276



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