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Record 27533

Reading Experience:

1 July 1876, from Brussels: 'I have been studiously reading four of Miss Austen's novels, incited thereto by Macaulay's praise, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park. I like the first least of all; I think I like the last the best, but I cannot quite make up my mind to whether I am alive to their very great merit. For the epoch at which they appeared, some sixty years ago, they are very remarkable.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1876 and 1 Jul 1876
Country: n/a
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: also known as Lady Charlotte Guest. Nee Charlotte Bertie


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Austen
Title: Persuasion
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27533  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 134
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 134,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Reader travelling in Europe in pursuit of her hobby of ceramics-collecting.



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