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Record 105

Reading Experience:

'I went to one of my clubs to have some tea, and look - but with little hope - for a novel really attractive to me after having finished "Mrs Arthur", and then - a happy surprise, for I had never been prepared for it by any advertisement - I found awaiting me "Carita"! As far as I have gone I like it immensely.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 20 Jun 1877
Country: England
Time: daytime: around teatime
Place: city: London
other location: gentleman's club
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: writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Margaret Oliphant
Title: Carita
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 105  
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: 265
  Additional comments: Letter from A.W.Kinglake to Mrs Oliphant, 20 June 1877

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 265,, accessed: 01 February 2023

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