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Record Number: 20974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dearest Fanny, You are inimitable, irresistable. You are the delight of my Life. Such Letters, such entertaining Letters as you have lately sent! - Such a description of your queer little heart! - Such a lovely display of what Imagination does. [...] I cannot express to you what I have felt in reading your history of yourself, how full of Pity & Concern & Admiration & Amusement I have been...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Feb 1817 and 21 Feb 1817

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:

writer

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:

Fanny Knight

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

unpublished

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20974

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:

328

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Fanny Knight, dated 20-21 February 1817.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 328, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20974, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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