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Record 4061

Reading Experience:

'Do you know his [Sir Alfred Lyall's] books? The "Eastern Studies" is, I think, the most interesting work of the kind that I have ever read. It explains from actual observation how gods are born in India at the present day; how they get promotion, if they have luck in the miraculous line of business & so forth.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Alfred Lyall
Title: Eastern Studies, The
Genre: Other religious, History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4061  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 2
  Page: 440
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Charles Eliot Norton (19/4/1895).

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 2, p. 440,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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