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Record Number: 13521


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[italics] 'S. remains at home. reads Livy - [scored out] p.532 2d vol. [end scored out] Maie reads very little of Gibbon - We read and are delighted with Lara - the finest of Lord B's poems. S. reads Lara aloud in the evening. [end italics]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

14 Feb 1815

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Edward Gibbon

Title:

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13521

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:

64

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13521, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Continues to read Gibbon over next few days.

   
   
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