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Record 9947

Reading Experience:

"Jane Austen herself, the Queen of novelists, the immortal creator of Anne Elliott, Mr Knightley, and a score or two more of unrivalled intimate friends of the whole public, was compelled by the feelings of her family to cover up her manuscripts with a large piece of muslin work."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 12 Jun 1820 and 31 Dec 1820
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich
county: Norfolk
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child of bombazine manufacturer
Religion: Unitarian Christian
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: James Edward Austen-Leigh
Title: A Memoir of Jane Austen
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9947  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London. Smith, Elder and Co.
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 94
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London. Smith, Elder and Co., 1877), 1, p. 94,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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