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Record Number: 560


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Mrs Oliphant, - I cannot help venturing to express the admiration with which I have been reading the "Lover and his Lass." It is by your powerful, truth-seeing imagination, and not by what pedants are prone to describe as "analysis" of character, that you enchant us [...] I "pitied myself," as they say in Cumberland, when I got to the end of the book.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1809 and 22 Apr 1883

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 28 Hyde Park Place

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:

Alexander Kinglake

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer and writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

The Lover and his Lass

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

560

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

313

Additional Comments:

Letter from A.W. Kinglake to Mrs Oliphant, April 22 [1883]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 313, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=560, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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