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Hooper, Jane Margaret [Née Winnard] ("Mrs. George Hooper"), 1874 May 16

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Autograph letter signed, Elford Park nr Tamworth, Staffordshire, 16 May 1874. Although not so indicated, addressed to the publisher William Tinsley, concerning her book A Young Man's Love, sending thanks for his report of its accounts and replying in part: ". . . I am very sorry for the bad report of the sale of my book. That you should lose by it is very annoying to me. These things are uncertain. I am well aware; except in cases where the name of the author is popularly known -- or where when unknown it is raised into some notoriety by reviews (favourable or unfavourable) in such papers at the 'Times'. . . . Mr Hooper and I do not belong to the class of journalistic & literary people who have no scruples in asking their acquaintances to give 'an early' . . . notice of a book in which they take a personal interest. This tale of mine is just of a kind that might be civilly treated by a Saturday Reviewer -- and might be absurdly praised in the 'Times' if circumstances brought it to their notice. I have seen poorer things of the kind so treated. . . . If my name were Hope or Dasent all the copies of 'A Young Man's Love' would have sold in a month. . . . Dr Dasent's twaddling & foolish . . . novel . . . was reviewed in the Times . . . as if it had been a novel by George Eliot or Thackeray or somebody worthy to live for more that a year. . . . Messrs Henry S. King & Co. have bought a cheap edition of my first novel. . . . I wonder whether the republication will do any good to this failure -- 'A Young Man's Love.' I wish it may -- quite as much for your sake as for mine."


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Collection History


AM 2013-37


No appraisal action was taken in 2013.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2001. Finding aid written in 2001.

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Credit this material:

Hooper, Jane Margaret [Née Winnard] ("Mrs. George Hooper"); William Tinsley Publishing Correspondence, C0808, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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