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Record 3407

Reading Experience:

'I think the praise of the "Saturday Review" and the "Times" - evidently both are much dissatisfied with the book [George Eliot's "Felix Holt"] and neither daring to say so, except in the most timid way - proves this conclusively.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1866
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: Novelist and Critic
Religion: Free Church
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Review of 'Felix Holt the Radical'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: Saturday Review, June 1866
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3407  
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: 211
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to John Blackwood, 30 June 1866

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 211,, accessed: 04 July 2022

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