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Record 16559

Reading Experience:

?By the way, dear, I must send you "Consuelo"; you said you had quite forgotten it, if I remember aright. And surely a book that that could divert me, when I thought myself on the very edge of the grave, from the work that I so much desired, and was yet unable to do, and from other thoughts both sweet and sorrowful, should somewhat support and amuse you under all the hard things that may be coming upon you. If it is to be had in Edinburgh you shall have it, dear, even before this letter.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 5 Jun 1874
Country: unknown
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Unknown
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Sand
Title: Consuelo
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published in French 1842-3
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 16559  
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: 16
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed ?Friday...1.30? [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. 16,, accessed: 02 October 2023

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