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Record Number: 11746


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Henry has this moment said that he likes my M[ansfield] P[ark] better & better; - he is in the 3d vol. - I beleive [sic] now he has changed his mind as to foreseeing the end; - he said yesterday at least, that he defied anybody to say whether H.C. would be reformed, or would forget Fanny in a fortnight.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Mar 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Henrietta St

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; later 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 (3rd volume)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, proof sheets

Publication Details

proof sheets of the first edition of Mansfield Park, published by T. Egerton, 1814

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

11746

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:

258

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Saturday 5 - Tuesday 8 March, 1814, from Henrietta St, London.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 258, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11746, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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