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Record 8697

Reading Experience:

'In the evening Shelley reads Thaliba aloud.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 20 Sep 1814
Country: England
Time: evening
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:Percy Bysshe Shelley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1792
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet / Author
Religion: Atheist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mary Shelley and Claire Clairmont
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Southey
Title: Thalaba the Destroyer
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8697  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary Shelley
  Editor: Paula Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: 1
  Page: 28-29
  Additional comments: Additional Editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley (London, 1995), 1, p. 28-29,, accessed: 24 August 2019

Additional comments:

Also read aloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley in the evening on the following dates: 21, 23 & 24 September 1814 Separate entries not recorded.



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