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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 8017


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...Jane Austen, who, if not the greatest, is surely the most faultless of female novelists. My uncle Southey and my father had an equally high opinion of her merits, but Mr. Wordsworth used to say that though he admitted that her novels were an admirable copy of life, he could not be interested in productions of that kind; unless the truth of nature were presented to him clarified, as it were, by the pervading light of imagination, it had scarce any attractions in his eyes...'

Century:

1800-1849

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Oct 1772

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:

8017

Source:

Print

Author:

Sara Coleridge

Editor:

E. Coleridge

Title:

Memoirs and Letters of Sara Coleridge

Place of Publication:

n.p.

Date of Publication:

1873

Vol:

1

Page:

75

Additional Comments:

Letter from Sara Coleridge to Emily Trevenan, August 1834

Citation:

Sara Coleridge, E. Coleridge (ed.), Memoirs and Letters of Sara Coleridge, (n.p., 1873), 1, p. 75, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8017, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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