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Record 13867

Reading Experience:

'Finish the 1st vol of Adele - & write - after dinner write to Fanny and go up to Diodati where I read the life Mad. Deffand'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Aug 1816
Country: Switzerland
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Geneva
specific address: Villa Diodati
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: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Mary Shelley


Text Being Read:

Author: Madame du Deffand
Title: [life included in] Correspondence in?dite de Mme du Deffand
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13867  
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: 122-3
  Additional comments: Additional Editor - Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 122-3,, accessed: 20 November 2019

Additional comments:

Volume might also have been "Letters of the Marquise du Deffand to the Hon. Horace Walpole . . . Edited with a Life . . . by Miss Mary Berry"



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