April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO [EDWARD CHAPMAN]; 9 December 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18481209-TC-EC-01; CL 23: 175


[Chelsea, 9 December 1848]

[Saying he is “very glad to hear poor Sartor is out,” ordering ten copies and regretting that “no new Book … is possible for me this long while,” then going on to urge that the authoress of Mary Barton should drop an anonymity which is already wearing thin (“… I heard her named, the other night, in a company of fashionable unliterary people …”)1 and write “a second better book” under her own name (“… she is a fine pious-tempered creature, with considerable force of observation in her, and has broken ground on a quite new and very large field of interests …”).]