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Record Number: 8693


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary reads greek & Rassalas in the evening Hookham calls.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Sep 1814

Country:

England

Time

evening
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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Rasselas

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8693

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Shelley

Editor:

Paula Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

1

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

Additional Editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley (London, 1995), 1, p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8693, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

It is not clear if the "in the evening" is referring to Hookham calling or to the reading. No information is available on the Greek which Mary was studying.

   
   
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