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Record Number: 26851


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday, 1 March 1829: 'I labourd heard [i.e. 'hard'?] the whole day and between hands refreshd myself with Vidocque's Memoirs.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Mar 1829

Country:

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Vidocque

Title:

Memoires de Vidocque, Chef de la Police de Surete jusqu'en 1827

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26851

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

526

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford, 1972), p. 526, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26851, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Not clear whether or not text fiction; Scott requested it from the publisher of the Foreign Quarterly, in which it was reviewed (see p.525 n.6 in source).

   
   
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