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Record 7856

Reading Experience:

'We certainly do not think it as a [italics] whole [end italics], equal to P. & P. - but it has many & great beauties. Fanny is a delightful Chracter! and Aunt Norris is a great favourite of mine. The Characters are natural & well supported, & many of the Dialogues excellent. - You need not fear the publication being considered as discreditable to it's [sic] author'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1815
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:Francis William Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Apr 1774
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Naval officer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Francis Austen is giving the opinions of his whole family in addition to his own


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Austen
Title: Mansfield Park
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1814
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7856  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: R.W. Chapman
  Title: The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works)
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: 7
  Page: 431-5
  Additional comments: The Opinions of Mansfield Park were collected by Jane Austen. Respondents are identified by Chapman in Index II, pp.467-71.

Citation: Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works) (Oxford, 1954), 7, p. 431-5,, accessed: 17 June 2019

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