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Record 10354

Reading Experience:

'He [Edward Austen] made an important purchase Yesterday; no less than a pair of Coach Horses; his friend Mr Evelyn found them out & recommended them, & if the judgement of a Yahoo can ever be depended on, I suppose it may now, for I beleive [sic] Mr Evelyn has all his life thought more of Horses than of anything else.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Steventon
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:Jane Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1775
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
daughter of clergyman
Occupation: Novelist
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: Jonathan Swift
Title: Gulliver's Travels
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10354  
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: 47
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Wednesday 19 June, 1799, from 13, Queen Square, Bath.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 47,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Austen's familiar and apt allusion to a "Yahoo" presupposes that she had read "Gulliver's Travels".



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