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Record 10379

Reading Experience:

'Ought I to be very much pleased with Marmion? - As yet I am not. James reads it aloud in the Eveng - the short Eveng - beginning at about 10, & broken by supper.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 Jun 1808 and 22 Jun 1808
Country: England
Time: evening: from about 10pm
Place: county: Kent
specific address: Godmersham Farm
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:James Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Jane Austen and other members of the Austen family
Additional comments: Jane Austen's brother


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Marmion, or A Tale of Flodden Field
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1808
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10379  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: Deirdre Le Faye
  Title: Jane Austen's Letters
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 131
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Monday 20-Wednesday 22 June,1808, from Godmersham, Kent.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 131,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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