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Record Number: 11550


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am exceedingly pleased that you can say what you do, having gone thro' the whole work ["Pride and Prejudice"] - & Fanny's praise is very gratifying; - my hopes were tolerably strong of [italics] her [end italics], but nothing like a certainty. Her liking Darcy & Elizth is enough. She might hate all the others if she would. I have her opinion under her own hand this morning, but your Transcript of it which I read first, was not & is not the less acceptable. - To [italics] me [end italics] it is of course all praise - but the more exact truth which she sends [italics] you [end italics] is good enough.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 29 Jan 1813 and 9 Feb 1813

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:

Fanny Knight

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

23 Jan 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

daughter of landowner

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Jane Austen's niece



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; copy given by author.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11550

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:

205

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 9 February 1813, from Chawton

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 205, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11550, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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