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Record 18689

Reading Experience:

'Many of my friends are of the same opinion with you at least with regard to the tales of the Spy. Mr Walr. Scott says in a letter "If I may judge from my own feelings and the interest I took in them the tales are superior at least in management to any I have read: the stile of them is likewise quite new".' [this letter to Bernard Barton discusses publishing Hogg's tales from the periodical The Spy in book form]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 5 Jul 1813
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author
Religion: n/a
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: James Hogg
Title: [Tales published in the Spy]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18689  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: I
  Page: 151
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 151,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Letter from Hogg to Bernard Barton



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