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Record Number: 9947


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Jane Austen herself, the Queen of novelists, the immortal creator of Anne Elliott, Mr Knightley, and a score or two more of unrivalled intimate friends of the whole public, was compelled by the feelings of her family to cover up her manuscripts with a large piece of muslin work."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 12 Jun 1820 and 31 Dec 1820

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Norwich
county: Norfolk

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child of bombazine manufacturer

Religion:

Unitarian 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:

James Edward Austen-Leigh

Title:

A Memoir of Jane Austen

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9947

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London. Smith, Elder and Co.

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

94

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography, (London. Smith, Elder and Co., 1877), 1, p. 94, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9947, accessed: 08 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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