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Record Number: 11548


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our 2d evening's reading to Miss Benn had not pleased me so well, but I beleive [sic] something must be attributed to my Mother's too rapid way of getting on - & tho' she perfectly understands the Characters herself, she cannot speak as they ought. - Upon the whole however I am quite vain enough & well satisfied enough...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 29 Jan 1813 and 4 Feb 1813

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Cassandra Leigh Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1739

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

widow of clergyman

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Miss Benn, Jane Austen


Additional Comments:

Jane Austen's mother



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first edition, published by T. Egerton, 1813; author's copy.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11548

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre Le Faye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

203

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Thursday 4 February 1813, from Chawton

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 203, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11548, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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