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Record Number: 8194


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The novels of John Galt were always much to my taste. I fancy I have read every book that came from his pen, including his "Lives of players", and once every year I peruse "Sir Andrew Wyllie"; also that most realistic production, the "Annals of the Parish": both books undeserving of the neglect which has befallen them.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1893

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

James Glass Bertram

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1824

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Apprentice then clerk for bookseller

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Galt

Title:

Sir Andrew Wyllie

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8194

Source:

Print

Author:

James Glass Bertram

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some memories of books, authors and events

Place of Publication:

Westminster

Date of Publication:

1893

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events, (Westminster, 1893), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8194, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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