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Record 2515

Reading Experience:

'As for Mona Maclean I am afraid I could not say more than that it is a cleverish very youthful book, the author of which if she comes to anything will probably much regret having published it some years back. Marion Crawford's last novel is clever of course as are all his, but not pleasant and very long and dreary I think.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 1892
Country: n/a
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Graham Travers
Title: Mona Maclean: Medical Student
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2515  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Title: Letter to Blackwood 28 October 1892
  Location: National Library of Scotland, Blackwood Archive
  Call no: MS 4592 (1892)
  Page/folio: 86-87

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Letter to Blackwood 28 October 1892 National Library of Scotland, Blackwood Archive, p. MS 4592 (1892), p. 86-87,, accessed: 02 March 2024

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