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Record 22166

Reading Experience:

'[…] I keep reading XVth Century […]'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between Oct 1875 and Feb 1876
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Uncommitted
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: various
Title: [works on the fifteenth century]
Genre: History, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22166  
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: 171
  Additional comments: Letter 431, To Frances Sitwell, [February 1876], [17 Heriot Row]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The material 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. 171,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

RLS seems to be referring to his current continuation of the course of reading of and on French 15th-century authors and historical figures that he mentions in earlier letters (see e.g. Letter 422 and ID 21724; Letter 424 and IDs 21882 and 21883).



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