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Record 26780

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 31 May 1828: 'I have finishd Napier's War in the Peninsula. It is written in the spirit of a Liberal but the narrative is distinct and clear and I should suppose accurate [comments further on specific points in text] [...] Good even to him untill next volume which I shall long to see.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1828 and 31 May 1828
Country: England
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: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Colonel W. F. P. Napier
Title: History of War in the Peninsula (vol. 1)
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Vol. 1 published 1828.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26780  
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: 487
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 487,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:



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