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Record 27296

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
William Blackwood to John Murray (early January 1815), on having seen a copy of Guy Mannering during a visit to his fellow publisher, Ballantyne: 'He [Ballantyne] would not allow me to look at it, but he read me a few pages. The painting is admirable and quite graphic -- Scottish to the life. [...] it will be a wonderful performance, and greatly superior to "Waverley" both in interest and effect.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 15 Jan 1815
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: Ballantyne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Publisher
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
William Blackwood
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Guy Mannering
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27296  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 453
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 453, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27296, accessed: 03 February 2023

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