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Record 26601

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Tuesday, 17 October 1826: 'Read over Sir John Chiverton and Brambletye House, novels in what I may surely claim as the stile [quotes from Jonathan Swift, "On the Death of Dr. Swift," lls. 57-8] '"Which I was born to introduce Refined it first and showd its use." 'They are both clever books, one in imitation of the days of chivalry, the other by John Smith [...] dated in the time of the civil wars and introducing historical characters. I read both with great interest during the journey [to London].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 11 Oct 1826 and 17 Oct 1826
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: En route between Abbotsford, Scotland, and London, England.
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Smith
Title: Brambletye House
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26601  
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: 213
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 213, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26601, accessed: 24 March 2023

Additional comments:

See p.213 n.5 in source for account of Scott's refusal to read Brambletye House until he had completed his own fiction about the Civil War, Woodstock.

 

 

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