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Record Number: 14042


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read Clarendon all day - Shelley writes to Albe [Byron] and other things - he finishes Lacratelle's history of the French Revolution - we walk out for a short time after dinner S. reads Lucian'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Sep 1816

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Bath
specific address: 5 Abbey Churchyard

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon

Title:

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the year 1641; ed. with fourth volume, The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

probably 1816 edition

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14042

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:

137-8

Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 137-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14042, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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