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Record 18891

Reading Experience:

'I think very highly of both the books you have sent me but far most highly of Lights and Shadows in which there is a great deal of very powerful effect purity of sentiment and fine writing but with very little of real nature as it exists in the walks of Scottish life The feelings and language of the author are those of Romance Still it is a fine and beautiful work.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 24 May 1822 and 14 Jun 1822
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 Galt
Title: Provost
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by Blackwood


Source Information:

Record ID: 18891  
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: 164
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 164,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood, the book's publisher.



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