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Record Number: 18916


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of all the new works you have sent me I admire Gillies' stories by far the most. I have scarcely ever met with a work that pleased me better and was so truly congenial to my mind. The ease and simple elegance of the stile is exquisite. That work should certainly have a great circulation I have great faults with Mrs Johnston's work in which there is however great genius but the anachronisms are without end and the characters too much borrowed from Scott Beyond all the story is forced and confused beyond all measures. Our ladies were pleased with it beyond measure so it must have something very fascinating'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1826 and 5 Apr 1827

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Mount-Benger

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:

R.P. Gillies

Title:

German Stories, selected from the works of Hoffmann, De la Motte-0Fouque, Pichler, Kruse, and others

Genre:

Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
given or lent by Blackwood


Source Information:

Record ID:

18916

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:

261

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 261, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18916, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to William Blackwood.

   
   
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