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Record Number: 22166


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[] I keep reading XVth Century []'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Oct 1875 and Feb 1876

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Uncommitted

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:

various

Title:

[works on the fifteenth century]

Genre:

History, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22166

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:

171

Additional Comments:

Letter 431, To Frances Sitwell, [February 1876], [17 Heriot Row]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The material 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. 171, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22166, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

RLS seems to be referring to his current continuation of the course of reading of and on French 15th-century authors and historical figures that he mentions in earlier letters (see e.g. Letter 422 and ID 21724; Letter 424 and IDs 21882 and 21883).

   
   
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