Otterbourn Winchester
March 21st [1854]

MS Princeton University, Parrish Collection, C0171 Box 291

Dear Sir,
There are a few slight corrections of the ‘Heir of Redclyffe’ which I will send in a day or two. I am glad to learn that this edition has sold off so well, but I think we should take it into consideration whether it might not be better still further to lessen the price. I have been much urged by influential persons to publish a large and really cheap edition, such as would fall into the hands of a more extensive class of purchasers, and this would certainly well accord with my own views. I see that Lady Catherine Long’s ‘Sir Roland Ashton2 originally a three volume novel is now published at 2/ and the great sale that books thus cheaply printed obtain would seem to point this out as a desirable measure now that the work has become known

I remain
Yours faithfully
C.M. Yonge

1Black-edged paper.
2Sir Roland Ashton: A Tale of the Times (1844), an anti-tractarian novel by Lady Catherine (Walpole) Long (d. 1867). The edition referred to was advertised in The Times (10 March 1854), 13.
Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/3037/to-john-william-parker-jr-15

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