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Record 13404

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I waited to thank you until I had read the novel. There is [italics] no doubt [end italics] of its success. There is nothing very powerful and striking in it; but it is uniformly agreeable, lively and interesting, and the least dull, and most easily read of any novels I remember. Pray make the author go on; I am sure he has five or six more such novels in him, therefore five or six holidays for the whole kingdom'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 25 Dec 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Foston
county: Yorkshire
   
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:Sydney Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jun 1771
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Ivanhoe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
Sent by Archibald Constable - not known if owned or borrowed

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13404  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Nowell C. Smith
  Title: The Letters of Sydney Smith
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: I
  Page: 342
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 342, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13404, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Archibald Constable

 

 

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