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Record 22608

Reading Experience:

'You are right about that adorable book; F. and I are in a world, not ours; but pardon me, as far as sending on goes, we take another view; the first vol. a la bonne heure! but not - never - the second.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 12 Mar 1881
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: Davos
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: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
letter to Sidney Colvin
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Reminiscences
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22608  
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: 3
  Page: 162
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 162,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Footnote Booth/Mehew p162 says that the book was Carlyle's Reminiscences and that Vol 2 contains a controversial memoir of his wife which RLS did not wish to be sent on (presumably to Fanny Sitwell).



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