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Record Number: 11554


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And Mr Hastings - I am quite delighted with what such a Man writes about it ["Pride and Prejudice"]. - Henry sent him the Books after his return from Daylesford.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 27 Jan 1813 and 15 Sep 1813

Country:

India

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:

Warren Hastings

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Dec 1732

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

politician and governor-general of British India

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



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

Provenance

owned
sent by author's brother


Source Information:

Record ID:

11554

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:

218

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, Weds 15 - Thurs 16 September, 1813, from Henrietta St, London.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 218, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11554, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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