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Record 26582

Reading Experience:

Tuesday, 14 March 1826: 'I have amused myself occasionally very pleasantly during the few last days by reading over Lady Morgan's novel of O'Donnel which has some striking and beautiful passages of situation and description and in the comic part is very rich and entertaining. I do not remember being so much pleased with it at first -- there is a want of story always fatal to a book the first reading and it is well if it gets the chance of a second [...] 'Also read again and for the third time at least Miss Austen's very finely written novel of Pride and Prejudice. That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with [...] What a pity such a gifted creature died so early.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1826 and 10 Mar 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Title: O'Donnel
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1814
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26582  
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: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 114,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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