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Record Number: 8005


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Also read again and for the third time at least Miss Austen's very finely written novel of "Pride and Prejudice". That young lady had a talent for describing the involvement and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going, but the exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me. What a pity such a gifted creature died so early!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

14 Mar 1826

Country:

Unknown

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:

Sir Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist and poet

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8005

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

J.G. Tait

Title:

Journal of Walter Scott 1825-32

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1939

Vol:

1

Page:

135

Additional Comments:

Journal entry, 14 Mar 1826

Citation:

Walter Scott, J.G. Tait (ed.), Journal of Walter Scott 1825-32, (London, 1939), 1, p. 135, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8005, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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