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Record Number: 11758


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. - it is not fair. - He has Fame & Profit enough as a Poet, and should not be taking the bread out of other people's mouths. - I do not like him, & do not mean to like Waverley if I can help it - but fear I must[...] I have made up my mind to like no Novels really, but Miss Edgeworth's, Yours & my own.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1796 and 28 Sep 1814

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

[Poetry]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11758

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:

277-8

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. 277-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11758, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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