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Record 7955

Reading Experience:

'Captain Austen. - liked it extremely, observing that though there might be more Wit in P & P - & an higher Morality in M P - yet altogether, on account of it's [sic] peculiar air of Nature throughout, he preferred it to either.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Feb 1817
Country: unknown
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:Captain Frank Austen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Apr 1774
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Naval Officer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
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: 1816
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7955  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Austen
  Editor: R.W. Chapman
  Title: The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: 6
  Page: 436-9
  Additional comments: Opinions of "Emma" were collected and transcribed by Jane Austen, and the readers identified by R.W. Chapman.

Citation: Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works (Oxford, 1954), 6, p. 436-9,, accessed: 02 December 2021

Additional comments:



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