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Record Number: 20960


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Uncle Henry writes very superior Sermons. You & I must try to get hold of one or two & put them into our Novels; it would be a fine help to a volume; & we could make our Heroine read it aloud of a Sunday Evening, just as Isabella Wardour in the Antiquary, is made to read the History of the Hartz Demon in the ruins of St Ruth - tho I beleive, on reflection, Lovell is the Reader.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 16 Dec 1816

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage

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:

The Antiquary

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1816

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20960

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:

323

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to James Edward Austen, dated 16-17 December 1816.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 323, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20960, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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