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Record Number: 3737


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was captivated by "Margaret Maitland" before the author came to [italic] bribe [end italic] me by the gift of a copy and a too flattering letter [...] Nothing half so true or so touching (in the delineation of Scottish character) has appeared since Galt published his "Annals of the Parish" - and this is purer and deeper than Galt, and even more absolutely and simply true.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Until: 5 Jan 1850

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:

Francis Jeffrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Critic and Lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Title:

Passages in the Life of Margaret Maitland

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3737

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

153

Additional Comments:

Letter from Francis Jeffrey to Mrs Oliphant, 5 Jan 1850

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 153, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3737, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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