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Record 11750

Reading Experience:

'My dear Anna - I am very much obliged to you for sending your M.S. [a story by Anna Austen that remained unfinished and has never been published] It has entertained me extremely, all of us indeed. I read it aloud to your G[rand] M[other] & A[un]t C[assandra]. - and we were all very much pleased...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1814 and 25 Jul 1814
Country: England
Time: morning
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 1775
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)
Cassandra Austen; Cassandra Leigh Austen
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anna Austen
Title: [unpublished story]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: never published
Provenance: borrowed (other)
lent by author


Source Information:

Record ID: 11750  
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: 267
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Austen, [?]mid-July 1814.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 267,, accessed: 25 June 2019

Additional comments:



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