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Record Number: 10387


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'To set against your new Novel, of which nobody ever heard before & perhaps never may again, We have got "Ida of Athens" by Miss Owenson; which must be very clever, because it was written as the Authoress says, in three months. - We have only read the Preface yet; but her Irish Girl does not make me expect much. - If the warmth of her Language could affect the Body, it might be worth reading in this weather.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Jan 1809

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Southampton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Castle Square

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:

Reading Group:

Austen Family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)
family of clergyman

Occupation:

various

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:

Sydney Owenson

Title:

Woman, or Ida of Athens

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1809

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10387

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:

166

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 January 1809, from Castle Square, Southampton.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 166, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10387, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

"Miss Owenson" is Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan.

   
   
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