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Record 26571

Reading Experience:

Friday, 9 December 1825: 'The gay world has been kept in hot water lately by the impudent publication of the celebrated Harriet Wilson [...] She must have been assisted in the style spelling and diction though the attempt at wit is very poor -- that at pathos sickening. But there is some good retailing of conversations in which the stile of the speakers so far as known to me is exactly imitated [comments further on text and its author]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1825 and 9 Dec 1825
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Harriet Wilson
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1825
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26571  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 31,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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