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Record 568

Reading Experience:

'The first opinion I have heard of it [the "Makers of Venice"] is Mr Gladstone's, to whom Mr Macmillan sent it, and who sent back to him at once a letter of four pages saying, first, that he was not going to Venice, as had been reported; and next, that he must contradict himself, and say that he had been in Venice, the book having quite given him that feeling; after which he enters into a question of Venetian political history about Bajamonte, whose very name, I should think, was unknown to most readers, but with whom this amazing old man seems intimately acquainted.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Dec 1887 and 30 Dec 1887
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:William Ewart Gladstone
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 29 Dec 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: politician
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: Makers of Venice
Genre: History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 568  
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: 349-50
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 30 December 1887

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 349-50,, accessed: 04 February 2023

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