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Record Number: 8019


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading "Emma". Everything Miss Austen writes is clever, but I desiderate something. There is a want of [italics] body [close italics] to the story. The action is frittered away in over-little things. There are some beautiful things in it. Emma herself is the most interesting to me of all her heroines. I feel kind to her whenever I think of her. But Miss Austen has no romance - none at all. What vile creatures her parsons are! she has not a dream of the high Catholic ethos. That other woman, Fairfax is a dolt - but I like Emma.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Jan 1837

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:

John Henry Newman

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Feb 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Cardinal

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Also known as Cardinal Newman



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8019

Source:

Print

Author:

John Henry Newman

Editor:

A Mozley

Title:

Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman during his time in the English Church

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

2

Page:

223

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mrs. John Mozley, 10 Jan 1837.

Citation:

John Henry Newman, A Mozley (ed.), Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman during his time in the English Church, (London, 1891), 2, p. 223, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8019, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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