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Record 20959

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Uncle Henry writes very superior Sermons. You & I must try to get hold of one or two & put them into our Novels; it would be a fine help to a volume; & we could make our Heroine read it aloud of a Sunday Evening, just as Isabella Wardour in the Antiquary, is made to read the History of the Hartz Demon in the ruins of St Ruth - tho I beleive [sic], on reflection, Lovell is the Reader.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 16 Dec 1816
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Austen
Title: Sermons
Genre: Sermon
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
lent by author

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20959  
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: 323
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to James Edward Austen, dated 16-17 December 1816.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 323, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20959, accessed: 24 April 2019

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