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Record Number: 27332


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Isaac D'Israeli to John Murray, 4 August 1818: 'It was with your usual kindness that you sent us the "Heart of Midlothian," which we return with our best thanks. All that concerns the Deans family, David and Jeanie, is the masterly production of the same genius, and I like the broad and natural humour of many of the characters. [italics]Character-painting[end italics] is his forte, and he is both pathetic and humorous. With all these excellences there is too much alloy of modern romance-writing in the fourth volume [...] But the first of our novelists likes to have [italics]make-weights[end italics], and must have, for so many thousand pounds.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1818 and 4 Aug 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Farnham Royal
county: Buckinghamshire

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:

Reading Group:

Isaac D'Israeli and family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and family

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Heart of Midlothian

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1818

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

27332

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:

2

Page:

68-69

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 68-69, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27332, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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