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Record Number: 15172


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Saturday Sept. 17th [...] Dine at 1/2 past six [...] Shelley reads aloud the Curse of Kehama. They [i.e. P. B. Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin] go to Bed at ten. Sit up till [...] one writing [...] Read the Lara of Lord Byron.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/anight: between 10.00pm and 1.00am

Place:

city: London

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 Apr 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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Lara

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15172

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:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15172, accessed: 20 April 2024


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