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Record Number: 11668


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We did not begin reading [the proof-sheets of "Mansfield Park"] till Bentley Green. Henry's approbation hitherto is even equal to my wishes; he says it is very different from the other two, ["Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility"] but does not seem to think it at all inferior...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Mar 1814

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:

Henry Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Jun 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

banker, clergyman

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 brother



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, proof sheets

Publication Details

proofs of the first edition, published by Thomas Egerton on 9 May 1814

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

11668

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:

255

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Weds 2 - Thurs 3 March, 1814, from Henrietta St, London.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 255, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11668, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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