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Reading History and Nation: Robert Louis Stevenson's Reading of William Forbes-Mitchell's Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-9

Towheed, Shafquat (2009). 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) pp. 3–17.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08905490902857384
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1477-2663
Keywords: Robert Louis Stevenson; The Indian Mutiny; William Forbes-Mitchell; Samoa; history of reading; Reading Experience Database; marginalia; Austin Strong
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 18515
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2009 09:35
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2013 10:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18515
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