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Record 11558

Reading Experience:

'I am looking over Self-Control again, & my opinion is confirmed of its' [sic] being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written Work, without anything of Nature or Probability in it. I declare I do not know whether Laura's passage down the American River is not the most natural, possible, every-day thing she ever does.-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 11 Oct 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Kent
specific address: Godmersham Park
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 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Church of England
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: Mary Brunton
Title: Self Control
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
in library at Godmersham Park


Source Information:

Record ID: 11558  
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: 234
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 October, 1813 from Godmersham Park

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 234,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

This is a re-reading.



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