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Record Number: 18890


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think very highly of both the books you have sent me but far most highly of Lights and Shadows in which there is a great deal of very powerful effect purity of sentiment and fine writing but with very little of real nature as it exists in the walks of Scottish life The feelings and language of the author are those of Romance Still it is a fine and beautiful work.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 24 May 1822 and 14 Jun 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Altrive

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:

James Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Nov 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

farmer / author

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:

John Wilson

Title:

Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent by Blackwood


Source Information:

Record ID:

18890

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Collected Letters of James Hogg, The

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

II

Page:

164

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 164, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18890, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to William Blackwood, the book's publisher. It was published anonymously.

   
   
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