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Record Number: 571


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dear Mrs Oliphant, - It is with ceaseless admiration that I have read 'The Duke's Daughter'. My remembrance of what you had told me respecting the origin of your inclination to undertake the narrative put me into the mood for studying it, if so one may speak, instead of too placidly 'reading' your delightful pages, and the effect of this special care was such as to make me think more - more even than ever before - of what - distinguished from 'fancy' - I should call that sound, healthy, that strong Imagination of yours which tells you, and lets you tell others, the very, very truth.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and Mar 1890

Country:

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Time

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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:

Lawyer and writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Title:

The Duke's Daughter

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

571

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

366-7

Additional Comments:

Letter from A.W.Kinglake to Mrs Oliphant, 19 March [1890]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (1974), p. 366-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=571, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Later in the same letter, Kinglake compares Oliphant to Shakespeare.

   
   
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