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Record Number: 11770


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been most anxiously waiting for an introduction to Emma, & am infinitely obliged to you for your kind recollection of me, which will procure me the pleasure of her acquaintance some days sooner than I shd otherwise have had it. - I am already become intimate in the Woodhouse family, & feel that they will not amuse & interest me less than the Bennetts, Bertrams, Norriss & all their admirable predecessors - I [italics] can [end italics] give them no higher praise.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Dec 1815

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Saltram

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:

Countess of Morley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

aristocrat

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:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first edition, published by John Murray, 1814. Author's presentation copy.

Provenance

owned
given by the author


Source Information:

Record ID:

11770

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:

308

Additional Comments:

Letter from the Countess of Morley to Jane Austen, Wednesday 27 December 1815 from Saltram.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 308, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11770, accessed: 19 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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