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Record 26587

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Thursday, 16 March 1826: 'In the evening after dinner read Mrs. Charlotte Smith's novel Desmond, decidedly the worst of her compositions.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Mar 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charlotte Smith
Title: Desmond
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1792
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26587  
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: 115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26587, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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