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Record Number: 27297


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At the beginning of Janaury 1815 Blackwood wrote to Murray that he had seen Ballantyne, and found a copy of "Guy Mannering" lying on his table [from which Ballantyne had read to him] [...] Blackwood had also seen and read "The Lord of the Isles," avowedly by Scott, but he was grievously disappointed by it.'

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:

William Blackwood

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lord of the Isles

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In quarto

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27297

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=27297, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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