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Record Number: 3715


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading of Charlotte Bronte the other day, and could not help comparing myself with the picture more or less as I read. I don't suppose my powers are equal to hers - my work to myself looks perfectly pale and colourless beside hers - but yet I have had far more experience and, I think, a fuller conception of life'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1864 and 30 Dec 1864

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Albano

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:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Title:

Life of Charlotte Bronte

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published in 1857

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3715

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Elisabeth Jay

Title:

The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Ontario

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3715, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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