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Record Number: 100


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

Date:

Between 4 Apr 1828 and 15 Feb 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Margaret Oliphant

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Apr 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

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:

Alexander William Kinglake

Title:

Eothen

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

100

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

247

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mr Blackwood, 15 February [1875]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 247, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=100, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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