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Record 10394

Reading Experience:

'We began Pease on Sunday, but our gatherings are very small - not at all like the gathering in the Lady of the Lake.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 6 Jun 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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: Walter Scott
Title: The Lady of the Lake
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1810
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10394  
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: 194
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Thursday 6 June, 1811, from Chawton, Hants.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 194,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Le Faye notes that Austen is presumably referring to either canto II, stanza XVII, lines 7-12, or else canto III and the whole of stanza XXIV.



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