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Record 8012

Reading Experience:

'There is no book which that word ["vulgaire"] would suit so little... Every village could furnish matter for a novel to Jane Austen. She did not need the common materials for a novel - strong passion, or strong incident.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1830
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 James Mackintosh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Oct 1765
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Jurist, politician, historian
Religion: unknown
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: unknown
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8012  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sir James Mackintosh
  Editor: R.J. Mackintosh
  Title: Memoirs of Sir James Mackintosh
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1835
  Vol: 2
  Page: 471
  Additional comments: This recollection is dated about 1830

Citation: Sir James Mackintosh, R.J. Mackintosh (ed.), Memoirs of Sir James Mackintosh (London, 1835), 2, p. 471,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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