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Record Number: 27298


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

William Blackwood to John Murray (early 1815): 'Yesterday I wrote a letter of thanks to Ballantyne for the delight I had received [from Guy Mannering], and expressed my feelings in the best way I could with regard to this beautiful production. I did not of course appear in it at all as the Bookseller, but merely as the Amateur. I know he will have shown my letter to the author, and though humble the offering, as it will be the first, it may perhaps be of some use to the Bookseller.' [Source author continues] 'He [...] refers to "Guy Mannering," the first two volumes of which he had now finished, and was even more delighted with it than before [when Ballantyne had read out extracts to him].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 15 Feb 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:

Guy Mannering (vols I and II)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published by Ballantyne

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27298

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:

454

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 454, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27298, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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