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Record Number: 20979


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Do not oblige him to read any more. - Have mercy on him and tell him the truth [about the authorship of Austen's novels] & make him an apology...he deserves better treatment than to be obliged to read any more of my Works.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 23 Mar 1817

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:

Mr Wildman

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

unknown

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20979

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:

335

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Fanny Knight, dated 23-25 March 1817.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 335, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20979, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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