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Record Number: 8025


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Finished "Mansfield Park", which hurried with a very inartificial [sic] and disagreeable rapidity to its conclusion, leaving some opportunities for most interesting and beautiful scenes particularly the detailed expression of the "how and the when" Edward's love was turned from Miss Crawford to Fanny Price. The great merit of Miss Austen is in the finishing of her characters; the action and conduct of her stories I think frequently defective.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Jul 1836

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:

William Charles Macready

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Mar 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Actor and Stage Manager

Religion:

Christian

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:

Mansfield Park

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8025

Source:

Print

Author:

William Charles Macready

Editor:

Frederick Pollock

Title:

Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters

Place of Publication:

n.p.

Date of Publication:

n.d.

Vol:

2

Page:

40

Additional Comments:

Journal entry, 10 July 1836

Citation:

William Charles Macready, Frederick Pollock (ed.), Macready's Reminiscences, and selections from his diaries and letters, (n.p., n.d.), 2, p. 40, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8025, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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