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Record 11548

Reading Experience:

'Our 2d evening's reading to Miss Benn had not pleased me so well, but I beleive [sic] something must be attributed to my Mother's too rapid way of getting on - & tho' she perfectly understands the Characters herself, she cannot speak as they ought. - Upon the whole however I am quite vain enough & well satisfied enough...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 29 Jan 1813 and 4 Feb 1813
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Cassandra Leigh Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1739
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: widow of clergyman
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Miss Benn, Jane Austen
Additional comments: Jane Austen's mother


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Austen
Title: Pride and Prejudice
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first edition, published by T. Egerton, 1813; author's copy.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11548  
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: 203
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Thursday 4 February 1813, from Chawton

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 203,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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