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Record Number: 15299


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Saturday April 18. Read the Life of Tasso. Shelley reads aloud Hamlet. Read Lear.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Apr 1818

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Life of Tasso

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15299

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:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 92, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15299, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Source editor suggests this text Pietro Antonio Serassi, La Vita di Torquato Tasso (1785) -- also noting that in May 1818 P. B. Shelley was reading Govanni B. Manso, Vita di Torquato Tasso (1619).

   
   
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