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Record Number: 26571


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday, 9 December 1825: 'The gay world has been kept in hot water lately by the impudent publication of the celebrated Harriet Wilson [...] She must have been assisted in the style spelling and diction though the attempt at wit is very poor -- that at pathos sickening. But there is some good retailing of conversations in which the stile of the speakers so far as known to me is exactly imitated [comments further on text and its author]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1825 and 9 Dec 1825

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Harriet Wilson

Title:

Memoirs

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1825

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26571

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26571, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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