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Record 15158

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Saturday August 27th. Reach Lucerne about half after twelve -- Go to the Cheval. Read King Richard III. & King Lear. Quite Horrified -- [I] can't describe my feelings for [th]e moment -- when Cornwall tears [ou]t the eyes of the Duke of Gloster -- This Play is the most melancholy & produces almost stupendous despair on the reader -- Such refinement in wickedness & cruelty'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 27 Aug 1814
Country: Switzerland
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Lucerne
specific address: Le Cheval Blanc (inn)
   
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 Child (0-17)
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: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Richard III
Genre: Drama, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15158  
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: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15158, accessed: 24 May 2019

Additional comments:

Location identified in p.31 n.20 in source; square brackets in evidence indicate reconstruction of missing letters.

 

 

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