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Record Number: 7918


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lady Gordon wrote "In most novels you are amused for the time with a set of Ideal People whom you never think of afterwards or whom you in the least expect to meet in common life, whereas in Miss A-s works, & especially in M.P. you actually [italics] live [end italics] with them, you fancy yourself one of the family; & the scenes are so exactly descriptive, so perfectly natural, that there is scarcely an Incident or conversation, or a person that you are not inclined to imagine you have at one time or other in your Life been a witness to, born a part in, & been acquainted with."'

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:

Lady Gordon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

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:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7918

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=7918, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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