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Record Number: 16019


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read the Quarterly review & Remorse - an unhappy day - S. reads one act of the alchemist to the G[isborne]'s in the evening - read 2 Canto of the Purgatorio'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

6 Aug 1819

Country:

Italy

Time

evening

Place:

city: Leghorn

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:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Aug 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

the Gisbornes


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ben Jonson

Title:

Alchemist, The

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16019

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

I

Page:

294

Additional Comments:

additional editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 294, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16019, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

He continues to do so daily, finishing on the 10th

   
   
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