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Record Number: 11495


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We quite run over with Books. She [JA's mother] has got Sir John Carr's Travels in Spain from Miss B. & I am reading a Society-Octavo, an Essay on the Military Police & Institutions of the British Empire, by Capt. Pasley of the Engineers, a book which I protested against at first, but which upon trial I find delightfully written & highly entertaining. I am as much in love with the Author as I ever was with Clarkson or Buchanan, or even the two Mr Smiths of the city. The first soldier I ever sighed for; but he does write with extraordinary force & spirit.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1811 and 24 Jan 1813

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Claudius Buchanan

Title:

Christian Researches in Asia

Genre:

Other religious, History, Social Science, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first published 1811

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11495

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:

198

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Sunday 24 January 1813, from Chawton.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 198, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11495, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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