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Record Number: 13916


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'read le vieux de la montagne and write'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

13 Aug 1816

Country:

Switzerland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Geneva
specific address: Maison Chapuis

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jean Baptiste Claude Izouard (Delisle de Sales)

Title:

Le Vieux de la montagne, histoire orientale, traduite de l'arabe par l'auteur de la Philosophie de la nature

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13916

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:

124-5

Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 124-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13916, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Several further references to reading this text in subsequent days

   
   
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