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Record Number: 15252


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Friday Nov. 4th. Rise at nine. Finish a novel called Manfrone or the one handed monk by Mrs. Radcliffe.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Nov 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Mary-Anne Radcliffe

Title:

Manfrone; or, the One-handed Monk

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15252

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:

58

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 58, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15252, accessed: 28 September 2023


Additional Comments:

In n.18 on same page of source, editor notes, 'A follower of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mrs [Mary-Anne] Radcliffe [...] should not be confused with Ann Radcliffe, author of The Italian and The Mysteries of Udolpho.'

   
   
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