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Record 17610

Reading Experience:

'I have the "PTFL" proof; and it is very fourth rate, I am afraid; not quite [italics] dead [end italics] you know, but ailing − very ailing.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 19 Sep 1874
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Llandudno?
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: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: "On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places"
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay.
Publication details: The essay would be published in the November 1874 Portfolio (magazine).
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 17610  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 54
  Additional comments: From section headed Saturday [19 September 1874] in Letter 314, To Frances Sitwell. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 54,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

This seems to refer to the proof of RLS?s essay ?On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places?, published in the Portfolio for November 1874. See p. 43, Letter 307 and note 1.



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