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Record Number: 13512


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'S reads Gibbon aloud to me (160) - Weeks calls - Hogg comes - work - S reads Gibbons memoirs aloud'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Feb 1815

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Mary Godwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Holroyd, Lord Sheffield

Title:

Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon Esquire, with memoirs of his life and writings composed by himself

Genre:

History, Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13512

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

I

Page:

62

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13512, accessed: 29 January 2023


Additional Comments:

Assume letters were in same vol as memoirs as no editorial ref. given.

   
   
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