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Record Number: 17195


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 6 July 1843: 'Mr Kenyon came yesterday -- & he had just been reading, he said, "Pride & Prejudice", .. driven into making an acquaintance with Miss Austen in despite of his anti-novelism, by the buzz of admiration which beset him from Mr Harness, and others [goes on to report Kenyon's enthusiastic praises of novel, as well as his reservations concerning its 'want of elevation', in what she confesses are not necessarily 'verbatim' terms]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1843 and 5 Jul 1843

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:

John Kenyon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1784

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Jamaica

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:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17195

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

7

Page:

222

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 222, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17195, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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