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Record Number: 15556


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Teusday [sic] August 8th. Ill all day. I dream I see a ghost [this sentence inserted above line]. Bathe. Read Castle of Otranto & Caleb Williams.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Aug 1820

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bagni di Pisa

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Horace Walpole

Title:

The Castle of Otranto

Genre:

Fiction, History, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15556

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

168

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 168, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15556, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Source editor suggests this text read in 1808 London edition in which it was bound together with Clara Reeve, The Old English Baron (see p.168 n.3).

   
   
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