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Record Number: 11757


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Anna, I hope you do not depend on having your book back again immediately. I keep it that your G:Mama may hear it - for it has not been possible yet to have any public reading. I have read it to your Aunt Cassandra however - in our own room at night, while we undressed - and with a great deal of pleasure.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hants
other location: bedroom

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


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[unpublished story]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:

11757

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:

277

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Austen, Wednesday 28 September, from Chawton, Hampshire.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 277, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11757, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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