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Record Number: 12079


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?My dear Sir, I have looked over Uncle Sam, and am still of the opinion I originally formed, that we could not use it for the Miscellany without great injury to the Author. It contains a great deal of matter; and if I took a few pages here and there, occasionally, it would neither, I am convinced, serve his purpose nor ours. I therefore think it better to return the MS to you without further delay, wishing it to be distinctly understood that in so doing, I wish by no means to be considered as expressing any unfavorable opinion of the MS itself.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Apr 1837

Country:

England

Time

morning: Monday

Place:

city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street

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 Dickens

Age:

n/a

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist/ Novelist

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

G.P. Payne

Title:

Uncle Sam's Peculiarities

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology, Sketches

Form of Text:

Manuscript: UnknownUnknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12079

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

247

Additional Comments:

Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 247, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12079, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Letter to Richard Bentley.

   
   
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