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Record Number: 10370


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am glad you recommended "Gisborne", for having begun, I am pleased with it, and I had quite determined not to read it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Aug 1805

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:

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:

Thomas Gisborne

Title:

An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex

Genre:

Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1797

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10370

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:

112

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Friday 30 August 1805, from Goodnestone Farm.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 112, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10370, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The editor of Austen's letters assumes the "Gisborne" in question is Thomas Gisborne's "The Duties of the Female Sex". This seems a likely hypothesis, although it could also be one of Gisborne's earlier publications, possibly his poetry.

   
   
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