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Record 3748

Reading Experience:

'I am delighted with Kinglake: has he steered quite clear of action for libel, or is it not within the bounds of possibility that you may be defendants in an imperial place? Such a concentration of suave hatred, malice, and uncharitableness surely never was. The narrative is perfectly delightful.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1863 and 31 Dec 1863
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: A.W. Kinglake
Title: Invasion of the Crimea
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 9 vols, London 1863-87
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3748  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 190
  Additional comments: Letter from Mrs Oliphant to John Blackwood, 1863

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 190,, accessed: 04 July 2022

Additional comments:



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