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Record Number: 135


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Her favourite novels included those of Burney, whom she thought "the very best of English novelists", and of Richardson, especially "Sir Charles Grandison".'

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:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Sir Charles Grandison

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

135

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

144

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 144, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=135, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See R.W. Chapman (ed.) 'Jane Austen's Letters' (Oxford, 1969)

   
   
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