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Record 8447

Reading Experience:

'Mary reads the "Excursion" all day & reads the "History of Margeret" to PBS'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Sep 1814
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: 56 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Aug 1797
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Author
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Additional comments: Mary Shelley


Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: The excursion, being a portion of the recluse, a poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8447  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary Shelley
  Editor: Paula Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25-26
  Additional comments: Other editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley (London, 1995), p. 25-26,, accessed: 16 October 2019

Additional comments:

Mary read part of the poem aloud to Percy. Claire Clairmont may also have been present



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