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Record Number: 16925


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You liked "St Thomas's Eve" which gave great promise - a promise which "The Heir Of Cyprus" redeems. The tory is far more artistically, & is indeed admirably managed, whilst the poetry is not less spirited and fervid. It is presumptuous, I fear, to speak thus - but I think that animated by your genius, the character of the Hero will have a very powerful effect on the stage' [letter to William Macready]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 25 Dec 1842

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Florence

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:

Alexander Andrew Knox

Title:

Heir of Cyprus, The

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
given to Mary by Knox


Source Information:

Record ID:

16925

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Betty T. Bennett

Title:

The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Place of Publication:

Baltimore / London

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

III

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1988), III, p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16925, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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