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Record Number: 15153


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

&'Wednesday Aug. 17th. [...] We [Claire Clairmont, P. B. Shelley, and Mary Godwin] fled away [from dirty hotel at village of Mort] climbed some wild rocks -- & sat there reading till the sun laid down to rest -- I read As you like it [&] found the wild & romantic touches of this Play very accordant with the scene befor[e] me & my feeling'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Aug 1814

Country:

France

Time

evening

Place:

city: Near Mort

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 Wollstonecraft Godwin

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15153

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15153, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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