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Record Number: 6102


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Every time I re-read "Emma" I see more clearly that we must be somehow related to the Knightleys of Donwell Abbey; both dear Mr Knightley and Mr John Knightley seem so familiar and cousinly. Surely no-one, who had not Darwin or Wedgwood blood in their veins, could be as cross as Mr John Knightley... it is obvious, too, that there is some strain of the Woodhouses of Hartfield in us...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

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:

Gwen Raverat

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

don's daughter

Religion:

unknown

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:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6102

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

122

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece, (London, 1952), p. 122, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6102, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Re-reading of this novel

   
   
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