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Record Number: 15159


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Claire Clairmont's account of voyage back from Switzerland to England with P. B. Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: 'Tuesday August 30th. [...] About four o'clock we [la]nded at Brissac a town in Baden -- [The] Watermen said they could not proceed with so strong a wind against us [...] but in about an hour they came with the news that the wind was changed & we hastened on Board -- Shelley reads aloud the Letters from Norway -- This is one of my very favorite Books -- The language is so [...] very flowing & Eloquent & it is altogether a beautiful Poem'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Aug 1814

Country:

Germany

Time

afternoon
evening

Place:

other location: On board boat on river Rhine

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:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Aug 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

Claire Clairmont Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Wollstonecraft

Title:

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

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics, Prose

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15159

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:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15159, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Square brackets in evidence indicate reconstruction of missing letters.

   
   
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