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Record 10385

Reading Experience:

'The American Lady improved as we went on - but still the same faults in part recurred. - We are now in Margiana, & like it very well indeed. - We are just going to set off for Northumberland to be shut up in Widdrington Tower, where there must be two or three sets of Victims already immured under a very fine Villain.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Jan 1809
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Southampton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Castle Square
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:

Reading Group:Austen Family
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
family of clergyman
Occupation: various
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: Mrs S. Sykes
Title: Margiana, or Widdrington Tower
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 5 vols, 1808
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10385  
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: 164
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 January 1809, from Castle Square, Southampton.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 164,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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