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Record 91

Reading Experience:

'I am working at Richardson now, and will send you the paper by the end of the week. I suppose I ought to be ashamed to confess that, tedious as he often is, I feel less difficulty in getting through him than in reading Fielding, and that as a matter of taste I actually prefer Lovelace to Tom Jones! I suppose that is one of the differences between men and women which even Ladies' Colleges will not set to rights.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 3 Feb 1869
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Windsor
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: Writer 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: Samuel Richardson
Title: Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 91  
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: 221
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 3 February 1869

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W.Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 221,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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