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Record 132

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'She enjoyed comic didactic novels, with Lennox's "The Female Quixote" and Barrett's "The Heroine" being especially admired..., both satires on female misreading which shaped her fullest treatment of the subject in "Northanger Abey".'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1775
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charlotte Lennox
Title: Female Quixote, The
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 132  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 144
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 144, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=132, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

See R.W. Chapman (ed.) 'Jane Austen's Letters' (Oxford, 1969) p.123

 

 

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