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Record Number: 7856


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We certainly do not think it as a [italics] whole [end italics], equal to P. & P. - but it has many & great beauties. Fanny is a delightful Chracter! and Aunt Norris is a great favourite of mine. The Characters are natural & well supported, & many of the Dialogues excellent. - You need not fear the publication being considered as discreditable to it's [sic] author'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1815

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:

Francis William Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Apr 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Naval officer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

Francis Austen is giving the opinions of his whole family in addition to his own



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7856

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works)

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

7

Page:

431-5

Additional Comments:

The Opinions of Mansfield Park were collected by Jane Austen. Respondents are identified by Chapman in Index II, pp.467-71.

Citation:

Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works) (Oxford, 1954), 7, p. 431-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7856, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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