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Record 11556

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I am now alone in the Library, Mistress of all I survey - at least I may say so & repeat the whole poem if I like it, without offence to anybody.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 16 Dec 1772 and 24 Sep 1813
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:Jane Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Cowper
Title: Verses supposed to have been written by Alexander Selkirk
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11556  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: Deirdre Le Faye
  Title: Jane Austen's Letters
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 228
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Thursday 23 - Friday 24 September, from Godmersham Park

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 228, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11556, accessed: 21 May 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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