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Record 2552

Reading Experience:

'As for the Private Secretary, I can sympathize with both you & Chesney. As Editor, I should have [?] to print it as it is; as Author, - if I had written it, - I am shy of writing anything in that style - I should have been very proud of it. The fact is, though risque it is devilish well done; & the merit & the objections to it are that it is so sensuously suggestive as to be [??] than far harder language.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jul 1881 and 6 Jul 1881
Country: n/a
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:Alex Innes Shand
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George T Chesney
Title: The Private Secretary
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Blackwood's Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2552  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Alex Innes Shand
  Title: Letters
  Location: National Library of Scotland
  Call no: MS 4426
  Page/folio: 79-84

Citation: Alex Innes Shand, Letters National Library of Scotland, p. MS 4426, p. 79-84,, accessed: 02 March 2024

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