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Record 26714

Reading Experience:

Friday, 14 September 1827: 'Read a Refutation as it calls itself of Napoleon's history. It is so very polite and accomodating that every third word is a concession -- the work of a man able to judge distinctly on specific facts but erroneous in his general results. He will say the same of me perhaps.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 14 Sep 1827
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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:

Title: 'Refutation' of Walter Scott's Life of Napoleon
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26714  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 351-352
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 351-352,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. conjectures that text read 'probably Refutation de le [sic] Vie de Napoleon de Sir Walter Scott, by Jean Francois Caze, 1827' (p.351 n.7).



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