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Record Number: 16559


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?By the way, dear, I must send you "Consuelo"; you said you had quite forgotten it, if I remember aright. And surely a book that that could divert me, when I thought myself on the very edge of the grave, from the work that I so much desired, and was yet unable to do, and from other thoughts both sweet and sorrowful, should somewhat support and amuse you under all the hard things that may be coming upon you. If it is to be had in Edinburgh you shall have it, dear, even before this letter.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 5 Jun 1874

Country:

unknown

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Unknown

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

Consuelo

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published in French 1842-3

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

16559

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:

16

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. 16, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16559, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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