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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 10367


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Jenny & James [the Austen's servants] are walked to Charmouth this afternoon; - I am glad to have such an amusement for him - as I am very anxious for his being at once quiet and happy. - He can read, & I must get him some books. Unfortunately he has read the 1st vol. of Robinson Crusoe. We have the Pinckards Newspaper however, which I shall take care to lend him.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

James anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

Servant

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

The Austen family's servant in Lyme Regis



Text Being Read:

Author:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10367

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:

95

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Friday, 14 September, 1804, from Lyme Regis.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre LeFaye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 95, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10367, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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