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Record Number: 10355


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Having just finished the first volume of les Veillees du Chateau, I think it a good opportunity of beginning a letter to you while my mind is stored with Ideas worth transmitting.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Nov 1800

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Steventon
county: Hampshire

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:

Clergy (includes all denominations)
daughter of clergyman

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Madame de Genlis

Title:

les Veillees du Chateau

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published in French 1784, trans. 1785 as Tales of the Castle

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10355

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre LeFaye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

54-5

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 November 1800, from Steventon Rectory, Hants.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 54-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10355, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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