Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 8050


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We certainly do not think it ["Mansfield Park"] as a whole equal to P & P - but it has many & great beauties...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 Dec 1815

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:

Francis William Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Apr 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Naval Officer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Brother of Jane Austen



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:

8050

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

6

Page:

431-5

Additional Comments:

The Opinions of "Mansfield Park" from which this extract is taken were collected by Jane Austen. Most of the opinions are identified by R.W. Chapman.

Citation:

Jane Austen, R.W. Chapman (ed.), The Works of Jane Austen: Minor Works, (Oxford, 1954), 6, p. 431-5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8050, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design