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Record 4127

Reading Experience:

?Of Sir Walter Scott I have heard Maturin speak in terms of rapture. He considered his extraordinary productions the greatest efforts of human genius, and often said that in the poetry of universal nature he considered him equal to Shakespeare. So sensibly imbued was he with the characteristics of those magic fictions, that he apprehended the publication of an intentional imitation of Ivanhoe. I believe the public however never perceived any imitation beyond that into which every novelist falls who happens to write after Sir Walter.?
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Ireland
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:Charles Robert Maturin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Walter Scott
Title: complete works to 1820
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1802-1820
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4127  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1827
  Vol: XIX
  Page: 410
  Additional comments: Anonymous article 'Conversations with Maturin, n. 1', pp. 401-11.

Citation: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 410,, accessed: 04 June 2023

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