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Record 579

Reading Experience:

I suppose there was no man who had a greater command of the public in his day [than Bulwer Lytton]. To be sure, one might say the same of Miss Marie Corelli, who, by the way in the only book of hers I can read, seems to be founded upon Bulwer
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1828 and 1897
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: Marie Corelli
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 579  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Cognill
  Title: The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 434
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 30 April [1897]

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Cognill (ed.), The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 434,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:



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