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Record Number: 15167


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thursday Sept. 15th. Read Emile -- Write i[n] my Common Place Book [...] Shelley reads us the Ancient Mariner [...] Read in the Excursion -- the Story of Margaret very beautiful.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 56 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Mar 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

The Excursion, Being a Portion of the Recluse, a Poem

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15167

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:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15167, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Square brackets in evidence represent missing letters added by source editor. Reader's journal entry for Wednesday 14 September notes 'S [i.e. Shelley?] gets the Recluse.'

   
   
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