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Record 18859

Reading Experience:

'Send me word directly about Wilson's success. I cannot tell you how anxious I am about. I would not even wish him to know how anxious I am about as I look on it to be a desiderratum in his literary life. It is a most friendly review and will help the sale of the tales greatly but the Magazine on the whole is not a superior one. The first article is however [italics] very good [end italics]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1820 and 1 Jun 1820
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Altrive
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:James Hogg
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Nov 1770
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: farmer / 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: John Wilson
Title: [ review of 'Hogg's Tales, &c.']
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, May 1820
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18859  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: II
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 30,, accessed: 25 March 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood. Attribution of review to Wilson is only tentative; his 'success' was in an election to a Chair of Moral Philosophy' at Edinburgh.



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