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Record 18141

Reading Experience:

'No skating scene in "Wilhelm Meister" whatsandever that [italics]I[end italics] can find, or hear of.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 8 Jan 1875
Country: Probably Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: 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: Uncommitted.
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Probably Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and/or Wanderjahre
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Lehrjahre first published 1795-96. Wanderjahre first edition 1821, second 1829. Probably read in a later German edition.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18141  
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: 102
  Additional comments: Letter 349, To Sidney Colvin [8 January 1875]. 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. 102,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre is a a bildungsroman, published in 1795-96. Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, the sequel,. first edition 1821, second edition with revisions 1829.



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