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Record Number: 27972


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Jane Austen] talked freely of her works among her friends, listened to criticism with patient docility, and read her tales aloud with great effect, "and they were never heard to so much advantage as from her own mouth," says Sir Egerton Brydges, who knew her.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Jane Austen

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Family members


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

fiction writings

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27972

Source:

Print

Author:

Julia Kavanagh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1863

Vol:

2

Page:

183

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches, (London, 1863), 2, p. 183, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27972, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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