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Record 26703

Reading Experience:

Monday, 12 March 1827: 'I have been trying to read a new novel which I have heard praised. It is calld Almacks an[d] the author has so well succeeded in describing the cold selfish fopperies of the time that the copy is almost as dull as the original.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 10 Mar 1827 and 12 Mar 1827
Country: Scotland
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: n/a
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:

Title: Almacks
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1827
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26703  
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: 287
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 287,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that authorship of text 'usually attributed to Marianne Spencer Stanhope' (p.287 n.4).



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