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Record 10357

Reading Experience:

'I am reading Henry's History of England, which I will repeat to you in any manner you may prefer, either in a loose, disultary [sic], unconnected strain, or dividing my recital as the Historian divides it himself, into seven parts...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Nov 1800
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Steventon
county: Hampshire
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:Jane Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1775
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
daughter of clergyman
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Anglican
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: Robert Henry
Title: History of Great Britain
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: six vols, 1771-93
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10357  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: Deirdre LeFaye
  Title: Jane Austen's Letters
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 59
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Martha Lloyd, Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 November, 1800, from Steventon Rectory, Hants.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 59,, accessed: 22 October 2019

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