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Record Number: 26601


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Tuesday, 17 October 1826: 'Read over Sir John Chiverton and Brambletye House, novels in what I may surely claim as the stile [quotes from Jonathan Swift, "On the Death of Dr. Swift," lls. 57-8] '"Which I was born to introduce Refined it first and showd its use." 'They are both clever books, one in imitation of the days of chivalry, the other by John Smith [...] dated in the time of the civil wars and introducing historical characters. I read both with great interest during the journey [to London].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 11 Oct 1826 and 17 Oct 1826

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: En route between Abbotsford, Scotland, and London, England.

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:

John Smith

Title:

Brambletye House

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26601

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:

213

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 213, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26601, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.213 n.5 in source for account of Scott's refusal to read Brambletye House until he had completed his own fiction about the Civil War, Woodstock.

   
   
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