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Record Number: 57


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We have got Fitz-Albini; my father has bought it against my private wishes, for it does not quite satisfy my feelings that we should purchase the only one of Egerton's works of which his family are ashamed. That these scruples, however, do not at all interfere with my reading it, you will easily believe. We have neither of us yet finished the first volume. My father is disappointed - I am not, for I expected nothing better.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

25 Nov 1798

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:

Gentry

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:

Samuel Egerton Brydges

Title:

Arthur Fitz-Albini: a Novel

Genre:

Fiction, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1798

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

57

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:

22

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Sunday 25 November 1798

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 22, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=57, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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