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Record 2673

Reading Experience:

'I do not wonder at your wanting to read [italics for title] first impressions again, so seldom as you have gone through it, & that so long ago.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 9 Jan 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Steventon Rectory
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:Cassandra Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Jan 1773
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: none - daughter of clergyman
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: Jane Austen
Title: First Impressions
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Book in Manuscript
Publication details: Later published as Pride and Prejudice
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Borrowed from the author


Source Information:

Record ID: 2673  
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: 35
  Additional comments: Jane Austen is being ironic. Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, 8-9 Jan 1799.

Citation: Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 35,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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