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Record Number: 7919


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mrs Pole wrote, "There is a particular satisfaction in reading all Miss A-s works - they are so evidently written by a Gentlewoman - most Novellists [sic] fail & betray themselves in attempting to describe familiar scenes in high Life, some little vulgarism escapes & shews that they are not experimentally acquainted with what they describe, but here it is quite different. Everything is natural, & the situations & incidents are told in a manner which clearly evinces the Writer to [italics] belong [end italics] to the Society whose Manners she so ably delineates." Mrs Pole also said that no Books had ever occasioned so much canvassing & doubt, & that everybody was desirous to attribute them to some of their own friends, or to some person of whom they thought highly.'

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:

[Mrs] Pole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

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:

7919

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=7919, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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