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Record Number: 15311


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wednesday March 17th. Walk in the Gardens of the Villa Borghese -- '.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Mar 1819

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rome

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:

'Vie de Ninon de L'Enclos'

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15311

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:

101

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 101, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15311, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Angle brackets in evidence indicate deleted passage restored by source editor; see p.101 n.8 for suggestion of Antoine Bret, Memoires sur la vie de Mademoiselle de Lenclos as text read, and observation that 'Claire at some later date crossed out references to reading that might be considered improper.'

   
   
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