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Record Number: 27296


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Blackwood to John Murray (early January 1815), on having seen a copy of Guy Mannering during a visit to his fellow publisher, Ballantyne: 'He [Ballantyne] would not allow me to look at it, but he read me a few pages. The painting is admirable and quite graphic -- Scottish to the life. [...] it will be a wonderful performance, and greatly superior to "Waverley" both in interest and effect.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 15 Jan 1815

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:

Ballantyne

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Publisher

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

William Blackwood


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Guy Mannering

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

27296

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

1

Page:

453

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 453, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27296, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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