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Record Number: 8001


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading yesterday and to-day "Sense and Sensibility", which I resumed at the second volume. The last volume greatly improves on the first, but I still think it one of the poorest of Miss Austen's novels - that is inferior to "Mansfield Park" and "Pride and Prejudice", which is all I have read.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 Sep 1839

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:

Henry Crabb Robinson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

Sense and Sensibility

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8001

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Crabb Robinson

Editor:

Edith J. Morley

Title:

Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1938

Vol:

2

Page:

576

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 22 September 1839

Citation:

Henry Crabb Robinson, Edith J. Morley (ed.), Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (London, 1938), 2, p. 576, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8001, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Crabb Robinson has clearly forgotten reading "Emma" in 1822, or confused "Emma" and "Mansfield Park" (see RED ID 7999).

   
   
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