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Record 19698

Reading Experience:

'The more I go into Jane, the more, in a way, she repels me. The Love-Letters, read for the 3rd time, show [italics] him [end italics] in a far better light. She is maddening with her archness and her flirtations and her sham high-browism and her "wee wee Cicero". But it is interesting to see how awful young girls are.; novelists, except Tolstoy, never se it...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 4 Jan 1934
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:Antonia White
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1899
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Catholic by birth
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: christened Eirene Botting


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Welsh
Title: [letters to Carlyle]
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19698  
Source - Print  
  Author: Antonia White
  Editor: Susan Chitty
  Title: Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: I
  Page: 26
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957 (London, 1991), I, p. 26,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Also letters from Carlyle to Jane



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