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Record 16913

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'he does not like any poetry except Percy's Ancient ballads and Shelley's translation of Homer's Hymn to mercury and the Cyclops - but he likes romances any marvellous tales & is a great story teller' [letter to Maria Gisborne; subject is Percy Shelley junior]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 17 Jul 1834
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Percy Shelley
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1820
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: [translation of Homer's Hymn to Mercury and the Cyclops]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 16913  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Betty T. Bennett
  Title: The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  Place of Publication: Baltimore / London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: II
  Page: 209
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1983), II, p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16913, accessed: 24 August 2019

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