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Record Number: 10394


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We began Pease on Sunday, but our gatherings are very small - not at all like the gathering in the Lady of the Lake.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1810 and 6 Jun 1811

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lady of the Lake

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1810

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10394

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:

194

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Thursday 6 June, 1811, from Chawton, Hants.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 194, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10394, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Le Faye notes that Austen is presumably referring to either canto II, stanza XVII, lines 7-12, or else canto III and the whole of stanza XXIV.

   
   
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