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Record 26923

Reading Experience:

'He [Hoffman] had made some translations from the German which he does extremely [well], for give him ideas and he never wants choice of good words, and Lockhart had got Constable to offer some sort of terms for them.' (footnote: Scott owned his translation of Hoffman's The Devil's Elixirs, 1824)
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1824 and 3 Dec 1825
Country: n/a
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 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist, poet and lawyer.
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: E.T.A. Hoffman
Title: The Devil's Elixirs
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1824
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 26923  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W.E.K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 30,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Diary entry for Saturday, 3rd December 1825.



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