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Record Number: 8024


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lay down on the sofa, reading Miss Austen's "Mansfield Park"... The novel, I think, has the prevailing fault of the pleasant authoress's books; it deals too much in descriptions of the various states of mind, into which her characters are thrown, and amplifies into a page a search for motives which a stroke of the pen might give with greater power and interest. Is Richardson her model? She is an excellent portrait painter, she catches a man near to the life.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Jul 1836

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: "on the sofa"

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:

William Charles Macready

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Mar 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Actor and Stage Manager

Religion:

Christian

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:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8024

Source:

Print

Author:

William Charles Macready

Editor:

Frederick Pollock

Title:

Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters

Place of Publication:

n.p.

Date of Publication:

n.d.

Vol:

2

Page:

39

Additional Comments:

Journal entry, 9 July 1836

Citation:

William Charles Macready, Frederick Pollock (ed.), Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters (n.p., n.d.), 2, p. 39, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8024, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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