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Record 27970

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, close truth and quiet power of Cowper is consistent; but it is perplexing to find that the grave, moral, austere Dr. Johnson was her favourite prose writer. The coarseness of Fielding she could not forgive, and though she admired "Sir Charles Grandison," she thought Richardson tedious.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Jane Austen
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1775
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Fielding
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27970  
Source - Print  
  Author: Julia Kavanagh
  Editor: n/a
  Title: English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1863
  Vol: 2
  Page: 182
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 2, p. 182, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27970, accessed: 01 July 2022

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