Reading History and Nation: Robert Louis Stevenson's Reading of William Forbes-Mitchell's Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-9.
Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 31(1),
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This article closely examines Robert Louis Stevenson's reading of a specific work, William Forbes-Mitchell's 'Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny, 1857-9', and places this within the broader context of Stevenson's reading practices. It considers how this celebrated Victorian reader read (and re-enacted) the past, and engages with new methodology in demonstrating the possibilities and challenges of reconstructing the activity of reading.
||2009 Taylor & Francis
||Robert Louis Stevenson; The Indian Mutiny; William Forbes-Mitchell; Samoa; history of reading; Reading Experience Database; marginalia; Austin Strong
||Arts > English
||08 Oct 2009 09:35
||23 Oct 2012 14:36
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