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Record Number: 10376


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There, I flatter myself I have constructed you a Smartish Letter, considering my want of Materials. But like my dear Dr Johnson I beleive [sic] I have dealt more in Notions than Facts.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Letter to Boswell, 4 July 1774

Genre:

published letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Austen almost certainly read this letter in Hester Lynch Piozzi's edition of Johnson's letters, "Letters to and from the late Samuel Johnson".

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10376

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:

121

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Sunday 8 - Monday 9 February, 1807, from Southampton.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10376, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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