William Blackwood

Dates: 1776-1834
Blackwood's Magazine was a very successful publication that helped to revive and elevate magazine literature by publishing many short stories. Timperley describes him as "a ready and generous friend ... a man of large and liberal heart and temper." Timperley also notes, however, that Sir Walter Scott called him "impudent" for suggesting a a different ending to "Black Dwarf", a story in "Tales of my Landlord".
Pages 934-935: Timperley, C.H. Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
Occupations: bookseller, publisher


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