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Record Number: 9376


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary read to me some passages from Ld Byron's poems. I was not before so clearly aware [of] how much of the colouring our own feelings throw upon the liveliest delineations of other minds'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Aug 1814

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

later writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9376

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Shelley

Editor:

Paula Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

1

Page:

9

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), 1, p. 9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9376, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's journals contain, in their early stages, passages by Percy Bysshe Shelley

   
   
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