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Record 26796

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 28 February 1829: 'Read part of a curious work calld Memoirs of Vidocque, a fellow who was at the head of Bonaparte's police. It is a picaresque tale, in other words a romance of roguery. The whole seems much exaggerated and got up but I suppose there is truth au fond.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Feb 1829
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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: Memoires de Vidocque, Chef de la Police de Surete jusqu'en 1827
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1828
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26796  
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: 525
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 525,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that text 'was sent, at Scott's request, by the publisher of the Foreign Quarterly where it had been reviewed' (p.525 n.6).



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