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Record Number: 13868


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Shelley's 24th birthday. Write read [underlined] tableau de famille [end underlining] - go out with Shelley in the boat & read aloud to him the fourth book of Virgil - after dinner we go up to Diodati but return soon - I read Curt. with Shelley and finish the 1st vol. after which we go out in the boat to set up the baloon but there is too much wind. We set it up from the land but it takes fire as soon as it is up - I finish the Reveries of Rousseau. Shelley reads and finishes Pliny's letters. & begins the panegyric of Trajan'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Aug 1816

Country:

Switzerland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Geneva
other location: in boat on the lake

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:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Switzerland

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

PB Shelley


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13868

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:

123

Additional Comments:

Additional Editor - Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 123, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13868, accessed: 29 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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