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Record 26856

Reading Experience:

Thursday, 9 April 1829: 'I got a book from the Duke de Leviz, the same gentleman with whom I had an awkward meeting at Abbotsford [in August 1828] owing to his having forgot his credentials which left me at an unpleasant doubt as to his character and identity. His book is inscribed to me with hyperbolical praises [...] The book is better than would be expected from the exaggerated nonsense of the dedication.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Apr 1829
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:

Author: Duke de Leviz
Title: The Carbonaro, A Piedmontese Tale
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1829
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26856  
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: 544
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 544,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

See p.544 n.6 in source for details on text and author.



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