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Record Number: 11748


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In addition to their [Mr and Mrs Cooke's] standing claims on me, they admire Mansfield Park exceedingly. Mr Cooke says "It is the most sensible Novel he ever read" - and the manner in which I treat the Clergy delights them very much.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 May 1814 and 14 Jun 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Reading Group:

Mr and Mrs Cooke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

landowner and wife

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first edition of Mansfield Park, published by T. Egerton, 9 May 1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11748

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:

263

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Tuesday 14 June 1814, from Chawton, Hampshire.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 263, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11748, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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