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Record Number: 26374


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Anne Isabella Milbanke] read a great deal [during season of 1813], among her books being one called Pride and Prejudice, "which is at present the fashionable novel. It is written by a sister of Charlotte Smith's and contains more strength of character than other productions of this kind."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 May 1813

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:

Anne Isabella Milbanke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

17 May 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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

January 1813

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26374

Source:

Print

Author:

Ethel Colburn Mayne

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1929

Vol:

n/a

Page:

55

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ethel Colburn Mayne, The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron, (London, 1929), p. 55, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26374, accessed: 23 September 2020


Additional Comments:

In n.1, p.55, source author adds: 'That confident announcement [regarding authorship of Pride and Prejudice] she soon found to be premature. In May [1813] she wrote to her mother that there were doubts about the authorship'.

   
   
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