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Record Number: 11775


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Caroline, I am very glad to have an opportunity of answering your agreable [sic] little Letter. You seem to be quite my own Neice [sic] in your feelings towards Mde de Genlis. I do not think I could even now, at my sedate time of Life, read "Olimpe et Theophile" without being in a rage. It really is too bad! Not allowing them to be happy together, when they are married. Don't talk of it, pray. I have just let your Aunt Frank the 1st vol. of Les Veilles du Chateau, for Mary Jane to read.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Stephanie Felicite Ducrest de St Albin Comtesse de Genlis

Title:

Olympe et Theophile

Genre:

Fiction, didactic novel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11775

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:

308

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Caroline Austen, Wednesday 13 March 1816, from Chawton, Hampshire.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 308, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11775, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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