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Record Number: 20962


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Your Anne is dreadful - . But nothing offends me so much as the absurdity of not being able to pronounce the word Shift. I could forgive her any follies in English, rather than the Mock Modesty of that french word...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 23 Jan 1817

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage

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:

Jane Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Cassandra Leigh Austen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Caroline Austen

Title:

unpublished manuscript story

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

unpublished

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
lent by author


Source Information:

Record ID:

20962

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:

325

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Caroline Austen, dated 23 January 1817.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 325, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20962, accessed: 22 October 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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