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Record 11756

Reading Experience:

'We have been very much amused by your 3 books, but I have a good many criticisms to make - more than you will like [extensive criticism of the MS follows]... You are now collecting your People delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life; - 3 or 4 families in a Country Village is the very thing to work on.' [further comment and criticism follows]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Sep 1814 and 18 Sep 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chawton
county: Hants
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Title: [unpublished story]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: 11756  
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: 274-6
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Austen, Friday 9 - Sunday 18 September 1814, from Chawton, Hampshire.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 274-6,, accessed: 25 June 2019

Additional comments:



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