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Record Number: 95


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'If your old contributors had to yield the pas to such writers only as the author of the "Battle of Dorking" we should have little to complain of. It is wonderfully fine and powerful. Is it Laurence Oliphant? I can't think of anybody else with such a power of realism and wonderful command of the subject. It is vivid as Defoe.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1871 and 4 May 1871

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:

George Chesney

Title:

Battle of Dorking

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

95

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:

229-230

Additional Comments:

Letter dated 4th May [1871] to Mr Blackwood

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W.Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 229-230, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=95, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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