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Record Number: 26703


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday, 12 March 1827: 'I have been trying to read a new novel which I have heard praised. It is calld Almacks an[d] the author has so well succeeded in describing the cold selfish fopperies of the time that the copy is almost as dull as the original.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 10 Mar 1827 and 12 Mar 1827

Country:

Scotland

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:

n/a

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:

Title:

Almacks

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1827

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26703

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:

287

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 287, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26703, accessed: 24 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that authorship of text 'usually attributed to Marianne Spencer Stanhope' (p.287 n.4).

   
   
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