Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 26785

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Wednesday, 23 January 1829: 'Mr. Bell sends me a spec[i]ment [sic] of a Historical novel but he goes not the way to write it. He is too general and not sufficient[ly] minute. It is not easy to convey this to an author with the necessary attention to his feelings and yet in good faith and sincerity it must be done.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Jan 1829
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: 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: Bell
Title: 'specimen of a historical novel'
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26785  
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: 512
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 512, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26785, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)