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Record 26590

Reading Experience:

Tuesday, 28 March 1826: 'Reading at intervals a novel called Grandby [sic] one of that very difficult class which aspires to describe the actual current of society; whose colours are so evanescent that it is difficult to fix them on the canvas. It is well written but over labourd -- too much attempt to put the reader exactly up to the thoughts and sentiments of the parties -- The women do this better -- Edgeworth, Ferrier, Austen have all had their portraits of real society far superior to anything Man vain Man has produced of the like nature.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1826 and 28 Mar 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: T. H. Lister
Title: Granby
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1826
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26590  
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: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 121,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:



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