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Record 12954

Reading Experience:

'I saw Scott's "Waterloo" and "Guy Mannering" when I was in Edinr[.] The former has been so dreadfully abused already - that I have nothing to add to the Newspaper puns, &c with which it has been assailed. The[re] are (as Gray said of the "castle of Indolence") some good lines in it I have far too little room for speaking of Mannerings beauties and defects at present - I will discuss it next time I write, if I can find nothing better.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 15 Feb 1816
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Annan
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Teacher, later man of letters
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
seen in Edinburgh


Source Information:

Record ID: 12954  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Charles Richard Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, NC
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: I
  Page: 71-2
  Additional comments: Letter to Robert Mitchell

Citation: Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 71-2,, accessed: 23 May 2024

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