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Record Number: 8013


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You mention Miss Austen; her novels are more true to nature, and have (for my sympathies) passages of finer feeling than any others of this age.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 8 Apr 1830

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:

Robert Southey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

poet

Religion:

Church of England

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:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8013

Source:

Print

Author:

Egerton Brydges

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Autobiography, Times, Opinions and Contemporaries of Sir Egerton Brydges

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1834

Vol:

2

Page:

269

Additional Comments:

Letter from Robert Southey, 8 April 1830, quoted in Brydges' Autobiography.

Citation:

Egerton Brydges, The Autobiography, Times, Opinions and Contemporaries of Sir Egerton Brydges, (London, 1834), 2, p. 269, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8013, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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