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Record Number: 563


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thank you very much for the "Life of George Eliot," and for the kind and flattering inscription. I am very glad to have the book, which is as curious a book as any I ever saw. The personality of the great writer is as yet very confusing to me in the extreme flatness of the picture. I don't mean by flatness dulness [sic], though there is something of that, but only that it is like mural paintings or sculpture in very low relief. I have just run over your reviewer's article and think it very good.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1885 and 29 Jan 1885

Country:

unknown

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Review of the Life of George Eliot

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Published in Blackwood's Magazine, January 1885

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

563

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

323

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 29 January [1885]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 323, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=563, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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