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

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Record Number: 128


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Charlotte Lennox, Lady Morgan, Ann Radcliffe, Regina Maria Roche, Charlotte Smith, Jane West, Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins and Hannah More. She also, apparently, read the fiction of the Lady's Magazine, deriving names, Willoughby, Brandon, Knightley, from it, but correcting its "monological" discourse'.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Jane Austen

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Coelebs in Search of a Wife

Genre:

Fiction, Conduct books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

128

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women?s Reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation.

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

144

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women?s Reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation., (Cambridge, 1999), p. 144, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=128, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See R.W. Chapman (ed.) Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1969)

   
   
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