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Record 16902

Reading Experience:

'"Victor Hugo" has come; I like all your alterations vastly, except one which I don?t like, tho? I own something was needed there also.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 4 Jun 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston (according to editors) for the first of the letters referred to here by RLS
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 and 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: Would be published in the Cornhill Magazine in August 1874
Provenance: borrowed (other)
In his possession but to be corrected and returned to the editor


Source Information:

Record ID: 16902  
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: 18
  Additional comments: Co-edited by Ernest Mehew. Letter 278, RLS to Sidney Colvin [? 4 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. 18,, accessed: 02 October 2023

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