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Record Number: 11547


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Miss Benn dined with us on the very day of the Books [copies of "Pride and Prejudice"] coming, & in the eveng we set fairly at it & read half the 1st vol. to her - prefacing that having intelligence from Henry that such a work wd soon appear we had desired him to send it whenever it came out - & I beleive [sic] it passed with her unsuspected. She was amused, poor soul! [italics] that [end italics] she cd not help you know, with two such people to lead the way; but she really does seem to admire Elizabeth. I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Jan 1813

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive 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

Miss Benn, Cassandra Leigh Austen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first edition, published by T. Egerton, 1813; author's copy.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11547

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:

201

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Friday 29 January 1813, from Chawton

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11547, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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