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Record Number: 8012


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is no book which that word ["vulgaire"] would suit so little... Every village could furnish matter for a novel to Jane Austen. She did not need the common materials for a novel - strong passion, or strong incident.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1830

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:

Sir James Mackintosh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Oct 1765

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Jurist, politician, historian

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

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:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8012

Source:

Print

Author:

Sir James Mackintosh

Editor:

R.J. Mackintosh

Title:

Memoirs of Sir James Mackintosh

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1835

Vol:

2

Page:

471

Additional Comments:

This recollection is dated about 1830

Citation:

Sir James Mackintosh, R.J. Mackintosh (ed.), Memoirs of Sir James Mackintosh (London, 1835), 2, p. 471, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8012, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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