Weir of Hermiston

Reading experience

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Weir of Hermiston

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

After lunch was always a pleasant time at Vailima...that was the time Louis usually chose to read aloud something he had written. We were an eager, attentive audience, and when he had finished he welcomed suggestions and we were free to say whatever we liked. Usually we were unanimously enthusiastic, especially over chapters of "Weir of Hermiston"...once, however, he read a story called "The Witch Woman" that none of us cared for very much. My mother said it showed the influence of a Swedish author Louis had been reading, and was not in his own clear, individual style. She made no comment when he sent it to his publisher, and nothing more was heard of "The Witch Woman".

Source

This Life I've Loved

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR207

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Aged 39-44 [Experience was between 1889 and 1894, born in 1850]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
December 7 1889 - December 3 1894
Time of Reading Experience
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Place of reading experience
Samoa
EuRED : emotions
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EuRED : lighting
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Notes
'Weir of Hermiston' was unfinished at the time of Stevenson's death on 3 December 1894.

How to cite this record

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This Life I've Loved
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/64825
Accessed on 2019/10/17 22:07:41

Related place
Samoa
Related person
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Related text or manuscript
This Life I've Loved
Related place
Samoa
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Weir of Hermiston

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-12852

Evidence

After lunch was always a pleasant time at Vailima...that was the time Louis usually chose to read aloud something he had written. We were an eager, attentive audience, and when he had finished he welcomed suggestions and we were free to say whatever we liked. Usually we were unanimously enthusiastic, especially over chapters of "Weir of Hermiston"...once, however, he read a story called "The Witch Woman" that none of us cared for very much. My mother said it showed the influence of a Swedish author Louis had been reading, and was not in his own clear, individual style. She made no comment when he sent it to his publisher, and nothing more was heard of "The Witch Woman".

Source

This Life I've Loved

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR207

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Aged 39-44 [Experience was between 1889 and 1894, born in 1850]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
December 7 1889 - December 3 1894
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT111
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF1
Place of reading experience
Samoa
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
'Weir of Hermiston' was unfinished at the time of Stevenson's death on 3 December 1894.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

This Life I've Loved
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/64825
Accessed on 2019/10/17 22:07:41

Related place
Samoa
Related person
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Related text or manuscript
This Life I've Loved
Related place
Samoa
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