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Fanny Knight


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Jane Austen : Mansfield Park

'Fanny Knight. - Liked it, in many parts, very much indeed, delighted with Fanny; - but not satisfied with the end - wanting more Love between her & Edmund - & could not think it natural that Edmd. shd. be so much attached to a woman without Principle like Mary C. - or promote Fanny's marrying Henry'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Fanny Knight      Print: Book


Jane Austen : Emma

'Fanny K. - not so well as either P & P or M P. - could not bear Emma herself. Mr Knightley delightful. Should like J.F. - if she knew more of her.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Fanny Knight      Print: Book


Jane Austen : unidentified work in MS

'I am gratified by her [Fanny Knight] having pleasure in what I write - but I wish the knowledge of my being exposed to her discerning Criticism, may not hurt my stile [sic], by inducing too great a solicitude...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Fanny Knight      Manuscript: novel in MS


Jane Austen : Pride and Prejudice

'I am exceedingly pleased that you can say what you do, having gone thro' the whole work ["Pride and Prejudice"] - & Fanny's praise is very gratifying; - my hopes were tolerably strong of [italics] her [end italics], but nothing like a certainty. Her liking Darcy & Elizth is enough. She might hate all the others if she would. I have her opinion under her own hand this morning, but your Transcript of it which I read first, was not & is not the less acceptable. - To [italics] me [end italics] it is of course all praise - but the more exact truth which she sends [italics] you [end italics] is good enough.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Fanny Knight      Print: Book


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