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Record Number: 18141


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'No skating scene in "Wilhelm Meister" whatsandever that [italics]I[end italics] can find, or hear of.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 8 Jan 1875

Country:

Probably Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: 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 and intermittent law student

Religion:

Uncommitted.

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Probably Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre and/or Wanderjahre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Lehrjahre first published 1795-96. Wanderjahre first edition 1821, second 1829. Probably read in a later German edition.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18141

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

102

Additional Comments:

Letter 349, To Sidney Colvin [8 January 1875]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879, (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 102, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18141, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre is a a bildungsroman, published in 1795-96. Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, the sequel,. first edition 1821, second edition with revisions 1829.

   
   
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