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Record 11763

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'We have got "Rosanne" in our Society, and find it much as you describe it; very good and clever, but tedious. Mrs Hawkins' great excellence is on serious subjects. There are some very delightful conversations and reflections on religion: but on lighter topics I think she falls into many absurdities; and, as to love, her heroine has very comical feelings. There are a thousand improbabilities in the story. Do you remember the two Miss Ormesdens, introduced just at last? Very flat and unnatural. - Mlle Cossart is rather my passion.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 20 Mar 1815
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:Anna Lefroy
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 15 Apr 1793
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman's wife
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: nee Austen

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Laetitia Matilda Hawkins
Title: Rosanne; or, a Father's Labour Lost
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1814
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11763  
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: 289
  Additional comments: Letter from Jane Austen to Anna Lefroy, [?] late February - early March 1815.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 289, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11763, accessed: 21 January 2022

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