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Record Number: 10353


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I would not let Martha [Lloyd] read First Impressions [later published as "Pride and Prejudice"] again upon any account, & am very glad that I did not leave it in your power. - She is very cunning, but I see through her design; she means to publish it from Memory, & one more perusal must enable her to do it."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Hampshire

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:

Martha Lloyd

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Companion

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

First Impressions

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, MS of novel

Publication Details

published as Pride and Prejudice, 1813.

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from author


Source Information:

Record ID:

10353

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre LeFaye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 11 June 1799, from 13, Queen Square, Bath.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 44, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10353, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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