Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Listing for Reader: Jane Austen

 

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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1700-1799'We have got Fitz-Albini; my father has bought it against my private wishes, for it does not quite satisfy my feelings...Jane Austen Samuel Egerton BrydgesArthur Fitz-Albini: a NovelPrint: Book
1700-1799'We have got Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides, and are to have his Life of Johnson.'Jane Austen James BoswellTour to the HebridesPrint: Book
1700-1799'There was a very long list of Arrivals here, in the Newspaper yesterday, so that we need not immediately dread absolu...Jane Austen Print: Newspaper
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1800-1849
'She read sermons and other religious books, her favourite sermons being "professedly practical", without too much "Re...Jane Austen Thomas Sherlock[sermons]Print: Book
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[Austen and her family were] 'great novel readers and not ashamed of being so'.Jane Austen unknown[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Maria Edgeworth[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Ann Radcliffe[Gothic novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Regina Maria Roche[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Charlotte Smith[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Laetitia Matilda Hawkins[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Jane West[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Hannah MoreCoelebs in Search of a WifePrint: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Lady's MagazinePrint: Serial / periodical
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'She enjoyed comic didactic novels, with Lennox's "The Female Quixote" and Barrett's "The Heroine" being especially ad...Jane Austen Charlotte LennoxFemale Quixote, ThePrint: Book
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'She enjoyed comic didactic novels, with Lennox's "The Female Quixote" and Barrett's "The Heroine" being especially ad...Jane Austen Eaton BarrettThe HeroinePrint: Book
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'Her favourite novels included those of Burney, whom she thought "the very best of English novelists", and of Richards...Jane Austen Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1700-1799'So much for Mrs Piozzi. I had some thoughts of writing the whole of my letter in her stile [sic], but I beleive [sic]...Jane Austen Hester Lynch PiozziLetters to and from the late Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1700-1799'He [Edward Austen] made an important purchase Yesterday; no less than a pair of Coach Horses; his friend Mr Evelyn fo...Jane Austen Jonathan SwiftGulliver's TravelsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Having just finished the first volume of les Veillees du Chateau, I think it a good opportunity of beginning a letter...Jane Austen Madame de Genlisles Veillees du ChateauPrint: Book
1800-1849'I am reading Henry's History of England, which I will repeat to you in any manner you may prefer, either in a loose, ...Jane Austen Robert HenryHistory of Great BritainPrint: Book
1800-1849'James is the delight of our lives; he is quite an uncle Toby's annuity to us.'Jane Austen Laurence SterneTristram ShandyPrint: Book
1800-1849'He [James, the Austens' servant] has that the laudable thirst I fancy for Travelling, which in poor James Selby was s...Jane Austen Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Jenny & James [the Austen's servants] are walked to Charmouth this afternoon; - I am glad to have such an amusement f...Jane Austen newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'The papers announce the Marriage of the Rev: Edward Bather, Rector of some place in Shropshire to a Miss Emma Halifax.'Jane Austen newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'I am glad you recommended "Gisborne", for having begun, I am pleased with it, and I had quite determined not to read ...Jane Austen Thomas GisborneAn Enquiry into the Duties of the Female SexPrint: Book
1800-1849'I could not do without a Syringa, for the sake of Cowper's Line.'Jane Austen William CowperThe TaskPrint: Book
1800-1849'What a Contretems [sic]! in the language of France; What an unluckiness! in that of Mde Duval.'Jane Austen Frances BurneyEvelinaPrint: Book
1800-1849'We are reading Clarentine, & are surprised to find how foolish it is. I remember liking it much less on a 2d reading ...Jane Austen Sarah Harriet BurneyClarentine, A NovelPrint: Book
1800-1849'There, I flatter myself I have constructed you a Smartish Letter, considering my want of Materials. But like my dear ...Jane Austen Samuel JohnsonLetter to Boswell, 4 July 1774Print: Book
1800-1849'We are reading Barretti's other book, & find him dreadfully abusive of poor Mr Sharpe.'Jane Austen Joseph BarettiAccount of the Manners and Customs of ItalyPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have read Mr Jefferson's case to Edward [Austen], and he desires to have his name set down for a guinea and his wif...Jane Austen Revd T. JeffersonRequest for subscribers for "Two Sermons"Unknown
1800-1849'This is a sad story about Mrs Powlett. I should not have suspected her of such a thing. - She staid the Sacrament I r...Jane Austen [newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849'On the subject of matrimony, I must notice a wedding in the Salisbury paper, which has amused me very much, Dr Phillo...Jane Austen newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'Has your newspaper given a sad story of a Mrs Middleton, wife of a Farmer in Yorkshire, her sister & servant being al...Jane Austen newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'To set against your new Novel, of which nobody ever heard before & perhaps never may again, We have got "Ida of Athen...Jane Austen Sydney OwensonThe Wild Irish GirlPrint: Book
1800-1849'The Portsmouth paper gave a melancholy history of a poor Mad Woman, escaped from Confinement, who said her Husband & ...Jane Austen Hampshire TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'I congratulate Edward [JA's brother] on the Weald of Kent Canal-Bill being put off till another Session, as I have ju...Jane Austen Newspaper report on Parliamentary SessionsPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'You certainly must have heard, before I can tell you, that Col. Orde has married our cousin, Margt Beckford, the Marc...Jane Austen Newspaper reportPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'We began Pease on Sunday, but our gatherings are very small - not at all like the gathering in the Lady of the Lake.'Jane Austen Walter ScottThe Lady of the LakePrint: Book
1800-1849In a joking letter to her niece, Anna Austen, Jane Austen writes, 'Miss Jane Austen begs her best thanks may be convey...Jane Austen Rachel HunterLady Maclairn, the Victim of VillainyPrint: Book
1800-1849'We quite run over with Books. She [JA's mother] has got Sir John Carr's Travels in Spain from Miss B. & I am reading...Jane Austen Sir Charles William PasleyEssay on the Military Policy and Institutions of the British EmpirePrint: Book
1800-1849'We quite run over with Books. She [JA's mother] has got Sir John Carr's Travels in Spain from Miss B. & I am reading...Jane Austen Thomas ClarksonHistory of the Abolition of the African Slave TradePrint: Book
1800-1849'We quite run over with Books. She [JA's mother] has got Sir John Carr's Travels in Spain from Miss B. & I am reading...Jane Austen Claudius BuchananChristian Researches in AsiaPrint: Book
1800-1849'Upon Mrs Digweed's mentioning that she had sent the Rejected Addresses to Mr Hinton, I began talking to her a little ...Jane Austen James and Horatio SmithRejected Addresses; or the new Theatrum PoetarumPrint: Book
1800-1849'And what are their Biglands & their Barrows, their Macartneys & Mackenzies, to Capt. Pasley's Essay on the Military P...Jane Austen John BiglandSystem of Geography and HistoryPrint: Book
1800-1849'And what are their Biglands & their Barrows, their Macartneys & Mackenzies, to Capt. Pasley's Essay on the Military P...Jane Austen John Barrow (ed.)Lord Macartney's Journal of the Embassy to ChinaPrint: Book
1800-1849'And what are their Biglands & their Barrows, their Macartneys & Mackenzies, to Capt. Pasley's Essay on the Military P...Jane Austen Sir George Steuart MackenzieTravels in IcelandPrint: Book
1800-1849'Miss Benn dined with us on the very day of the Books [copies of "Pride and Prejudice"] coming, & in the eveng we set ...Jane Austen Jane AustenPride and PrejudicePrint: Book
1800-1849'I suppose all the World is sitting in Judgement upon the Princess of Wales's Letter. Poor Woman, I shall support her ...Jane Austen Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenb?ttelpublished letter about the status of her marriage to the Prince of WalesPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'I wonder whether you happened to see Mr Blackall's marriage in the Papers last Janry. [italics] We [end italics] did...Jane Austen Hampshire Telegraph, Births, Marriages and Deaths sectionPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'Fanny & I are to go on with Modern Europe together, but hitherto have advanced only 25 Pages, something or other has ...Jane Austen John BiglandLetters on the Modern History and Political Aspect of EuropePrint: Book
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'I am now alone in the Library, Mistress of all I survey - at least I may say so & repeat the whole poem if I like it,...Jane Austen William CowperVerses supposed to have been written by Alexander SelkirkPrint: Book
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'It puts me in mind of the account of St Paul's Shipwreck, where all are said by different means to reach the Shore in...Jane Austen Acts 27:44Print: Book
1800-1849'I am looking over Self-Control again, & my opinion is confirmed of its' [sic] being an excellently-meant, elegantly-w...Jane Austen Mary BruntonSelf ControlPrint: Book
1800-1849'No; I have never seen the death of Mrs Crabbe. I have only just been making out from one of his prefaces that he prob...Jane Austen George Crabbepreface to The BoroughPrint: Book
1800-1849'I finished the Heroine last night & was very much amused by it. I wonder James did not like it better. It diverted me...Jane Austen Eaton Stannard BarrettThe Heroine; or, Adventures of CherubinaPrint: Book
1800-1849'It is Eveng. We have drank tea & I have torn through the 3d vol. of the Heroine, & do not think it falls off. - It is...Jane Austen Eaton Stannard BarrettThe Heroine; or, Adventures of Cherubina, third volumePrint: Book
1800-1849'Do not be angry with me for beginning another Letter to you. I have read the Corsair, mended my petticoat, & have no...Jane Austen George Gordon, Lord ByronThe CorsairPrint: Book
1800-1849'My dear Anna - I am very much obliged to you for sending your M.S. [a story by Anna Austen that remained unfinished a...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We have just finished the 1st of the 3 Books I had the pleasure of receiving yesterday; I read it aloud - & we are al...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'Now we have finished the 2d book - or rather the 5th - I do think you had better omit Lady Helena's postscript; - to ...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We are reading the last book. - They must be two days going from Dawlish to Bath; They are nearly 100 miles apart'.Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'Thursday. We finished it last night, after our return from drinking tea at the Great House. - The last Chapter does n...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We have been very much amused by your 3 books, but I have a good many criticisms to make - more than you will like [e...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'My dear Anna, I hope you do not depend on having your book back again immediately. I keep it that your G:Mama may he...Jane Austen Anna Austen[unpublished story]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. - it is not fair. - He has Fame & Profit enough a...Jane Austen Walter Scott[Poetry]Print: Book
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'I am very fond of Sherlock's Sermons, prefer them to almost any.'Jane Austen Thomas SherlockSeveral Discourses Preached at the Temple ChurchPrint: Book
1800-1849'My dear Anna, I have been very far from finding your Book an Evil I assure you; I read it immediately - & with great ...Jane Austen Anna Lefroyunpublished storyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'My dear Caroline, I wish I could finish Stories as fast as you can. - I am much obliged to you for the sight of Olivi...Jane Austen Caroline Austenunpublished storyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We have got "Rosanne" in our Society, and find it much as you describe it; very good and clever, but tedious. Mrs Ha...Jane Austen Laetitia Matilda HawkinsRosanne; or, a Father's Labour LostPrint: Book
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'My dear Caroline, I am very glad to have an opportunity of answering your agreable [sic] little Letter. You seem to ...Jane Austen Stephanie Felicite Ducrest de St Albin Comtesse de GenlisOlympe et TheophilePrint: Book
1800-1849'I return you the Quarterly Reveiw [sic] with many Thanks. The Authoress of "Emma" has no reason I think to complain o...Jane Austen Walter Scott [anon]review of EmmaPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I have been very much entertained by your story of Carolina & her aged Father, it made me laugh heartily, & I am part...Jane Austen Caroline Austenunpublished storyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We do not much like Mr Cooper's new Sermons; they are fuller of Regeneration & Conversion than ever - with the additi...Jane Austen Edward CooperTwo Sermons Preached at WolverhamptonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Uncle Henry writes very superior Sermons. You & I must try to get hold of one or two & put them into our Novels; it w...Jane Austen Henry AustenSermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Uncle Henry writes very superior Sermons. You & I must try to get hold of one or two & put them into our Novels; it w...Jane Austen Walter ScottThe AntiquaryPrint: Book
1800-1849'Your Anne is dreadful - . But nothing offends me so much as the absurdity of not being able to pronounce the word Shi...Jane Austen Caroline Austenunpublished manuscript storyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'We have been reading the "Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo," & generally with much approbation. Nothing will please all ...Jane Austen Robert SoutheyPoet's Pilgrimage to WaterlooPrint: Book
1800-1849'My dearest Fanny, You are inimitable, irresistable. You are the delight of my Life. Such Letters, such entertaining L...Jane Austen Fanny KnightLettersManuscript: Letter
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'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, cl...Jane Austen CowperPrint: Book
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'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, cl...Jane Austen Samuel JohnsonProse writingsPrint: Unknown
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'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, cl...Jane Austen Henry FieldingPrint: Book
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'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, cl...Jane Austen Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
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'[Jane Austen] talked freely of her works among her friends, listened to criticism with patient docility, and read h...Jane Austen Jane Austenfiction writingsPrint: Book

 

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