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Record 11549

Reading Experience:

'I am exceedingly pleased that you can say what you do, having gone thro' the whole work ["Pride and Prejudice"] - & Fanny's praise is very gratifying; - my hopes were tolerably strong of [italics] her [end italics], but nothing like a certainty. Her liking Darcy & Elizth is enough. She might hate all the others if she would. I have her opinion under her own hand this morning, but your Transcript of it which I read first, was not & is not the less acceptable. - To [italics] me [end italics] it is of course all praise - but the more exact truth which she sends [italics] you [end italics] is good enough.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 29 Jan 1813 and 9 Feb 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Steventon
county: Hampshire
specific address: Steventon Rectory
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:Cassandra Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Jan 1773
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: daughter of clergyman
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Jane Austen's sister


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; copy given by author.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11549  
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: 205
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 9 February 1813, from Chawton

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 205,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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