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Record 15243

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Sunday Oct 31st [...] Get up at nine. Breakfast. Read a Canto of Queen Mab & Louvet's Memoirs. I am much interested in Louvet -- but like all French men he is so intolerably full of himself & never lets the reader find out the merit he may possess [goes on to discuss this text further, before recording activities later in day] [...] Sit up till eleven reading Louvet's Memoirs. I never remember be more interested in any book [sic]. So many fine instances of individual republican spirits displayed -- so many generous Women -- such constancy in misfortune.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 31 Oct 1814
Country: England
Time: night
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: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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray
Title: memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 15243  
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: 56-57; 57
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 56-57; 57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=15243, accessed: 27 May 2019

Additional comments:

Editor of source suggests edition of text read was Narrative of the Dangers to Which I Have Been Exposed, since the 31st of May, 1793 (London: J. Johnson, 1795); see p.56 n.13.

 

 

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