Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 19735


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Finished reading Mansfield Park, which more than ever convinces me that Jane Austen is trivial, facetious and commonplace.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

3 Mar 1944

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:

James Lees-Milne

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1908

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Secretary, Country Houses Committee, National Trust

Religion:

At the time of reading a Roman Catholic

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

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19735

Source:

Print

Author:

Lees-Milne James

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Prophesying Peace

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

n/a

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lees-Milne James, Prophesying Peace, (London, 1977), p. 31, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19735, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Details of the reader come from a a secondary source: http://www.jamesleesmilne.com/life.html

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design