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Record Number: 13673


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'after dinner read l'esprit des nations 132 Shelley read[s] Italian - read 15 lines of Ovids metamo[r]phosis with Hogg - [italics to indicate Shelley's hand] The Assassins - Gibbon Chap. LXIV - all that can be known of the assassins is to be found in Memoires of the Acad[e]my of Inscriptions tom. xvii p127-170'.[end italics]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Apr 1815

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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:

Voltaire [pseud.]

Title:

Le Micromegas de M. de Voltaire, avec une histoire des croisades & un nouveau plan de l'histoire de l'esprit humain

Genre:

History, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13673

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:

73

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13673, accessed: 27 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Editors suggest the volume's title based on Shelleys' booklist of 1815.

   
   
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