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Record 3711

Reading Experience:

'I have got two copies of "Felix Holt" - the last sent me by Mr Langford [...] I don't think I could say anything satisfactory about it. It leaves an impression on my mind as of "Hamlet" played by six sets of gravediggers. Of course it will be a successful book, but I think chiefly because "Adam Bede" and "Silas Marner" went before it. Now that I have read it, I have given up the idea of reviewing it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 17 May 1966 and 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:

Author: George Eliot
Title: Felix Holt the Radical
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3711  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: The Autobiography & Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 210
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to John Blackwood, n.d 1866

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography & Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 210,, accessed: 04 July 2022

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