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Record Number: 104


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I went to one of my clubs to have some tea, and look - but with little hope - for a novel really attractive to me after having finished "Mrs Arthur", and then - a happy surprise, for I had never been prepared for it by any advertisement - I found awaiting me "Carita"! As far as I have gone I like it immensely.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1877 and 20 Jun 1877

Country:

England

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:

A.W. Kinglake

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Title:

Mrs Arthur

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

104

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:

265

Additional Comments:

Letter from A.W.Kinglake to Mrs Oliphant, 20 June 1877

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 265, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=104, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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