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Record Number: 2673


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do not wonder at your wanting to read [italics for title] first impressions again, so seldom as you have gone through it, & that so long ago.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 9 Jan 1799

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Steventon Rectory

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:

Cassandra Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Jan 1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

none - daughter of clergyman

Religion:

Church of England

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:

First Impressions

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Book in Manuscript

Publication Details

Later published as Pride and Prejudice

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Borrowed from the author


Source Information:

Record ID:

2673

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:

35

Additional Comments:

Jane Austen is being ironic. Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen, 8-9 Jan 1799.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters, (Oxford, 1995), p. 35, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2673, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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