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Record Number: 13725


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1814 - since all these titles are mentioned in journal entries, they are not given separate database entries from this source] 'Mary. Those marked x. S. has read also xLetters from Norway x Mary, A Fiction. x Wordsworth's Excursion. x. Madoc. by Southey. 2 vol x Curse of Kehama. x Sorcerer. a novel. x Political Justice. 2 x The Monk - by Lewis - 4 x Thaliba 2 x The Empire of the Nairs 4 x Queen Mab x St Godwin x Wrongs of Women 2 x Caleb Williams 3 x Zadig x Life of Alfieri, by himself 2 x Essay on Sepulchres x Louvet's Memoirs Carnot's Memorial x Lives of the Revolutionists by Adolphus 2 x Edgar Huntley. x Peregrine Proteus. x The Italian. x Prince Alexy Haimatoff. Philip Stanley. by Brown x Miss Bailly's plays x Moores Journal x Agathon x Mungo Park's Travels in Africa. 1st part x Barrow's Embassy to China Milton's letter to Mr Hartlib Emilia Galotti. x Bryan Edwards hist. of the W. Indies x View of the French Revolution by M.W.G. x Candide x Kirke White. 62 volumes'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1814 and 31 Dec 1814

Country:

England, France

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England, France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Wollstonecraft

Title:

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13725

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:

85-87

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 85-87, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13725, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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