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Record Number: 10379


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Ought I to be very much pleased with Marmion? - As yet I am not. James reads it aloud in the Eveng - the short Eveng - beginning at about 10, & broken by supper.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Jun 1808 and 22 Jun 1808

Country:

England

Time

evening: from about 10pm

Place:

county: Kent
specific address: Godmersham Farm

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:

James Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Jane Austen and other members of the Austen family


Additional Comments:

Jane Austen's brother



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Marmion, or A Tale of Flodden Field

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1808

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10379

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre Le Faye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

131

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Monday 20-Wednesday 22 June,1808, from Godmersham, Kent.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10379, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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