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Record Number: 16110


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Have you yet seen Middlemarch? You would not be quite so unsophisticated a visitor to Rome as Miss Brooke.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

22 Dec 1872

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: 17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh

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:

student

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Letter to Elizabeth Crosby


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Eliot

Title:

Middlemarch

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

first published in serial form December 1871 - December 1872 by Blackwood

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16110

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:

1

Page:

264

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 264, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16110, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Middlemarch was being serialised while RLS was writing - in the form of 8 books altogether, published every two months, over the year beginning December 1871. RLS may not have finished reading the final instalment at the time of writing.

   
   
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