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Record 578

Reading Experience:

Mr Lang sent me several chapters to read in the early summer, which I thought were rather dull - tell it not in Gath - with much virtuous indignation about 'Maga's' personalities.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1896 and 1 Jul 1896
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: Andrew Lang
Title: Life of Lockhart
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: MS chapters of a book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 578  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 426
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 3 October[1896]

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 426,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:



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