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Record Number: 20662


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read both Emma and [torn and illegible]. In the first there is so little to remember, and in the last so much that one wishes to forget, that I am not inclined to write about them'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 7 May 1816

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Great Russell St

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:

Anne Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20662

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Romilly

Editor:

Samuel Henry Romilly

Title:

Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

143

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818, (London, 1936), p. 143, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20662, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24

   
   
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