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Record Number: 27331


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The Marchioness of Abercorn to John Murray (1817-18): 'Pray send us Miss Austen's novels the moment you can. Lord Abercorn thinks them next to W. Scott's (if they [i.e. "W. Scott's" novels] are by W. Scott); it is a great pity that we shall have no more of hers.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 Dec 1817

Country:

n/a

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:

Lord Abercorn

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Marquess of Abercorn

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27331

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

2

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, (London, 1891), 2, p. 65, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27331, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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