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Record 13653

Reading Experience:

'Read and talk - still think about my little baby - 'tis hard indeed for a mother to loose a child - Hogg and C.[harles] C.[lairmont] come in the evening - CC goes at 11. Hogg stays all night - read Fontinelle Plurality of Worlds'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Mar 1815
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
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:Mary Godwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Aug 1797
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Mary Shelley


Text Being Read:

Author: Bernard le Bouyer de Fontinelle
Title: Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: likely to have been in W. Gardiner's translation
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13653  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Paula R. Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: I
  Page: 68
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 68,, accessed: 20 October 2019

Additional comments:



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