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Record 10353

Reading Experience:

'I would not let Martha [Lloyd] read First Impressions [later published as "Pride and Prejudice"] again upon any account, & am very glad that I did not leave it in your power. - She is very cunning, but I see through her design; she means to publish it from Memory, & one more perusal must enable her to do it."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Hampshire
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:Martha Lloyd
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Companion
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Austen
Title: First Impressions
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, MS of novel
Publication details: published as Pride and Prejudice, 1813.
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from author


Source Information:

Record ID: 10353  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: Deirdre LeFaye
  Title: Jane Austen's Letters
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 44
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 11 June 1799, from 13, Queen Square, Bath.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 44,, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:



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