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Record 8005

Reading Experience:

'Also read again and for the third time at least Miss Austen's very finely written novel of "Pride and Prejudice". That young lady had a talent for describing the involvement and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going, but the exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me. What a pity such a gifted creature died so early!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 14 Mar 1826
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:Sir Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Novelist and poet
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Scotland
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: Pride and Prejudice
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8005  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: J.G. Tait
  Title: Journal of Walter Scott 1825-32
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1939
  Vol: 1
  Page: 135
  Additional comments: Journal entry, 14 Mar 1826

Citation: Walter Scott, J.G. Tait (ed.), Journal of Walter Scott 1825-32 (London, 1939), 1, p. 135,, accessed: 24 June 2024

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