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Record Number: 11750


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Anna - I am very much obliged to you for sending your M.S. [a story by Anna Austen that remained unfinished and has never been published] It has entertained me extremely, all of us indeed. I read it aloud to your G[rand] M[other] & A[un]t C[assandra]. - and we were all very much pleased...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1814 and 25 Jul 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning

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

Cassandra Austen; Cassandra Leigh Austen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anna Austen

Title:

[unpublished story]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

never published

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

11750

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:

267

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Austen, [?]mid-July 1814.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 267, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11750, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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