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Record 562

Reading Experience:

'Thank you very much for the "Life of George Eliot," and for the kind and flattering inscription. I am very glad to have the book, which is as curious a book as any I ever saw. The personality of the great writer is as yet very confusing to me in the extreme flatness of the picture. I don't mean by flatness dulness [sic], though there is something of that, but only that it is like mural paintings or sculpture in very low relief. I have just run over your reviewer's article and think it very good.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1880 and 29 Jan 1885
Country: unknown
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Morley
Title: Life of George Eliot
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 562  
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: 323
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 29 January [1885]

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 323,, accessed: 01 March 2024

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