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Record Number: 3760


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I must say I think the "Woman in White" a marvel of workmanship. I found it bear a second reading very well, and indeed it was having it thrown in my way for a second time which attracted so strongly my technical admiration'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1862 and 31 Dec 1862

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Wilkie Collins

Title:

The Woman in White

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3760

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:

186

Additional Comments:

Letter from Mrs Oliphant to John Blackwood, n.d. 1862

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 186, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3760, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Margaret Oliphant is here recording a second reading of The Woman in White. She must therefore also have read it sometime between 1859 and 1862 (see Record ID 3761).

   
   
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