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Record 26920

Reading Experience:

Sunday, 27 February 1831: 'Being Saturday no Mr. Laidlaw [amanuensis] came yesterday evening nor to-day being Sunday. Truth is I began to fear I was working too hard and gave myself to putting things in order and working at the magnum [edition of his collected novels] and reading stupid German novels in hopes a thought will strike me when I am half occupied with other things.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 27 Dec 1830
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
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:

Title: 'German novels'
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26920  
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: 635
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 635,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Scott frequently mentions in his journals his idea that his best inspirations came while he had more than one task, of whatever nature, in hand.



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