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Record 573

Reading Experience:

I don't feel quite sure with the last paper whether it is in earnest or not, or if your contributor means to make fun of Macdonald, who is often a noble writer, but not, I think, according to these specimens, in poetry.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: Mar 1891
Country: Italy
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Blackwood's Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 573  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill
  Title: The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 386
  Additional comments: Letter from Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 23 March 1891

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie (Mrs Harry) Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (1974), p. 386,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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