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Alexander William Kinglake


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Alexander William Kinglake : Eothen

'Pray tell him [Mr Kinglake] that I have been an admirer of his for - Heaven knows how long! - since the days when I was shocked and delighted by "Eothen." I remember being very much amused by the opening out of two old neighbours of mine at Ealing, after a discussion of his first volume. In the enthusiasm created by it one of them, an old Peninsular officer, instructed me carefully how to make a pontoon bridge and get my (!) troops over it; while the other, Admiral Collinson, burst forth into naval experiences.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Margaret Oliphant      Print: Book


Alexander William Kinglake : Eothen, or Traces of Travel brought home from the East

'Read Travels in the East called Eothen, they are by a Mr Kinglake of Taunton a Chancery Barrister, and are written in a very lively manner; they will amuse Lord Grey who I presume is regularly read to every day'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sydney Smith      Print: Book


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