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Record 100

Reading Experience:

'Pray tell him [Mr Kinglake] that I have been an admirer of his for - Heaven knows how long! - since the days when I was shocked and delighted by "Eothen." I remember being very much amused by the opening out of two old neighbours of mine at Ealing, after a discussion of his first volume. In the enthusiasm created by it one of them, an old Peninsular officer, instructed me carefully how to make a pontoon bridge and get my (!) troops over it; while the other, Admiral Collinson, burst forth into naval experiences.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 4 Apr 1828 and 15 Feb 1875
Country: Scotland
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: Writer and Critic
Religion: Free Church
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander William Kinglake
Title: Eothen
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 100  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 247
  Additional comments: Letter to Mr Blackwood, 15 February [1875]

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 247,, accessed: 23 February 2024

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