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Record Number: 92


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am working at Richardson now, and will send you the paper by the end of the week. I suppose I ought to be ashamed to confess that, tedious as he often is, I feel less difficulty in getting through him than in reading Fielding, and that as a matter of taste I actually prefer Lovelace to Tom Jones! I suppose that is one of the differences between men and women which even Ladies' Colleges will not set to rights.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 3 Feb 1869

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Windsor

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:

Writer 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:

Henry Fielding

Title:

Tom Jones

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

92

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:

221

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 3 February 1869

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W.Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=92, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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