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Record Number: 11756


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We have been very much amused by your 3 books, but I have a good many criticisms to make - more than you will like [extensive criticism of the MS follows]... You are now collecting your People delightfully, getting them exactly into such a spot as is the delight of my life; - 3 or 4 families in a Country Village is the very thing to work on.' [further comment and criticism follows]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 Sep 1814 and 18 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hants

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[unpublished story]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:

11756

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:

274-6

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Austen, Friday 9 - Sunday 18 September 1814, from Chawton, Hampshire.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 274-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11756, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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