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Record Number: 17778


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am alone in the house, and so I allowed myself, at dinner, the first light reading I have indulged in since my return in the shape of some Montaigne.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

8 Oct 1873

Country:

Scotland

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:

writer

Religion:

atheist

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:

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Title:

Les Essais

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17778

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:

335

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. Letter to Frances Sitwell.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 335, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17778, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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