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Record 26916

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 3 July 1830: 'I read Southey's Pilgrim's Progress and think of reviewing the same [...] Read Hone's Every day Book and with a better opinion of him than I expected from his anti-religious frenzy.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Jul 1830
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: John Bunyan
Title: John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, With Life of the Author
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Robert Southey
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26916  
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: 605
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 605,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that Abbotsford Library has 'Proof Prints, 1830' text; see p.605 n.2.



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