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Record 560

Reading Experience:

'My dear Mrs Oliphant, - I cannot help venturing to express the admiration with which I have been reading the "Lover and his Lass." It is by your powerful, truth-seeing imagination, and not by what pedants are prone to describe as "analysis" of character, that you enchant us [...] I "pitied myself," as they say in Cumberland, when I got to the end of the book.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1809 and 22 Apr 1883
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 28 Hyde Park Place
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:Alexander Kinglake
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer and writer
Religion: Christian
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: The Lover and his Lass
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 560  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 313
  Additional comments: Letter from A.W. Kinglake to Mrs Oliphant, April 22 [1883]

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 313,, accessed: 09 February 2023

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