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Record 19735

Reading Experience:

'Finished reading Mansfield Park, which more than ever convinces me that Jane Austen is trivial, facetious and commonplace.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 3 Mar 1944
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:James Lees-Milne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1908
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Secretary, Country Houses Committee, National Trust
Religion: At the time of reading a Roman Catholic
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: Jane Austen
Title: Mansfield Park
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19735  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lees-Milne James
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Prophesying Peace
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lees-Milne James, Prophesying Peace (London, 1977), p. 31,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Details of the reader come from a a secondary source:



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