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Record 20417

Reading Experience:

#Last night I set to work and Bob wrote to my dictation three or four pages of "V. Hugo's Romances" ...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1874 and 30 Apr 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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: writer
Religion: atheist
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: Victor Hugo
Title: various romances
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20417  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 501
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Frances Sitwell.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 501,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

RLS not specific here about which of Hugo's romances he had been reading in order to write about them, but in his essay 'Victor Hugo's Romances' he discusses Quatre Vingt Treize, Notre Dame de Paris, Les Miserables, Les Travailleurs de la Mer, L'Homme Qui Rit.



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