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Record Number: 16674


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'read greek - read Mackenzies works'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Jun 1821

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bagni San Giuliano

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:

Mary Shelley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

[Ancient Greek works]

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16674

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:

372

Additional Comments:

Additional editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 372, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16674, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Mary had been reading Greek almost every day for months, and had lessons in the subject.

   
   
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