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Record Number: 34002


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I meanwhile have been doing nothing except read Jane Austen. I have stopped seeing people for a week, as it hurts the voice to talk much, but had one visit from the Ba Surra of Do'an, very affectionate and inviting me for ten days or a fortnight.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 21 Jan 1938 and 27 Jan 1938

Country:

Yemen

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Huraidha
county: Hadhramaut

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:

Freya Stark

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Jan 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Explorer and travel writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Yemen

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, All six novels

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

34002

Source:

Print

Author:

Freya Stark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

197

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Freya Stark, The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939, (London, 1953), p. 197, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=34002, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893 - 9 May 1993) was a British explorer and travel writer. This reading experience took place in Huraidha will Stark was ill; she read all of Austen's novels before starting to re-read them.

   
   
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