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Record Number: 579


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I suppose there was no man who had a greater command of the public in his day [than Bulwer Lytton]. To be sure, one might say the same of Miss Marie Corelli, who, by the way in the only book of hers I can read, seems to be founded upon Bulwer

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1828 and 1897

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:

Marie Corelli

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

579

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Cognill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

434

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 30 April [1897]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Cognill (ed.), The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 434, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=579, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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