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Record Number: 8447


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary reads the "Excursion" all day & reads the "History of Margeret" to PBS'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: 56 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square

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 Godwin

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley


Additional Comments:

Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Wordsworth

Title:

The excursion, being a portion of the recluse, a poem

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8447

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Shelley

Editor:

Paula Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25-26

Additional Comments:

Other editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley (London, 1995), p. 25-26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8447, accessed: 29 January 2023


Additional Comments:

Mary read part of the poem aloud to Percy. Claire Clairmont may also have been present

   
   
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