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Record Number: 11767


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Your late Works, Madam, and in particular Mansfield Park reflect the highest honour on your Genius & your Principles; in every new work your mind seems to increase its energy and powers of discrimination. The Regent has read & admired all your publications'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 May 1814 and 16 Nov 1815

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:

Prince Regent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince

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:

HRH George Augustus Frederick, later George IV of England



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11767

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:

296

Additional Comments:

Letter from James Stanier Clarke to Jane Austen, Thursday 16 November 1815, from Carlton House, London.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 296, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11767, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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