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Record 16936

Reading Experience:

[Mary writes to Alexander Blackwood, asking if he might be inclined to accept for "Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine" a tale by a Captain Abbott] 'The tale is long & would be distributed over several numbers of your Magazine - It is of course faithful in scenery & Costume - & is in short a romantic tale of India by an Old Indian.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 11 Jan 1845
Country: n/a
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:Mary Shelley
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Abbott
Title: [story of India]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: Blackwood did not accept the piece
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16936  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Betty T. Bennett
  Title: The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  Place of Publication: Baltimore / London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: III
  Page: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1988), III, p. 174,, accessed: 25 June 2019

Additional comments:



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