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Record Number: 7901


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lady Rob: Kerr wrote - "You may be assured I read every line with the greatest interest & am more delighted with it than my humble pen can express. The excellent delineation of Character, sound sense, Elegant Language & the pure morality with which it abounds, makes it a most desirable as well as useful work, & reflects the highest honour &c. &c. Universally admired in Edinburgh, by all the [italics] wise ones [end italics]. - Indeed, I have not heard a single fault given to it."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1815

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Lady Robert Kerr

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

none

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7901

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works)

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

7

Page:

431-5

Additional Comments:

The Opinions of Mansfield Park were collected by Jane Austen. Respondents are identified by Chapman in Index II, pp.467-71.

Citation:

Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen (Minor Works), (Oxford, 1954), 7, p. 431-5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7901, accessed: 19 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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