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Record Number: 7955


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Captain Austen. - liked it extremely, observing that though there might be more Wit in P & P - & an higher Morality in M P - yet altogether, on account of it's [sic] peculiar air of Nature throughout, he preferred it to either.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Feb 1817

Country:

unknown

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:

Captain Frank 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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1816

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7955

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:

6

Page:

436-9

Additional Comments:

Opinions of "Emma" were collected and transcribed by Jane Austen, and the readers identified by R.W. Chapman.

Citation:

Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works (Oxford, 1954), 6, p. 436-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7955, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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