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Record 6102

Reading Experience:

'Every time I re-read "Emma" I see more clearly that we must be somehow related to the Knightleys of Donwell Abbey; both dear Mr Knightley and Mr John Knightley seem so familiar and cousinly. Surely no-one, who had not Darwin or Wedgwood blood in their veins, could be as cross as Mr John Knightley... it is obvious, too, that there is some strain of the Woodhouses of Hartfield in us...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
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:Gwen Raverat
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1885
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: don's daughter
Religion: unknown
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: Emma
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6102  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 122
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 122,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Re-reading of this novel



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