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Record Number: 16558


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I was out, behind the yew hedge, reading the "Comtesse de Rudolstadt" when I found my eyes grow weary and looked up from the book.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 3 Jun 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, 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:

Aspiring writer, intermittent law student

Religion:

Church of Scotland (wavering)

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

Comtesse de Rudolstadt

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Publication Details

Published in French 1843-5

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16558

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From section headed ?Friday...1.30? [5 June 1874] in Letter 276, pp. 13-17, to Frances Sitwell, Wednesday-Saturday [3-6 June 1874] Dates in square brackets added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879, (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 15, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16558, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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