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Record 13462

Reading Experience:

"I attempt to read a book which attacks my most cherished sentiments as calmly as one which corroborates them. I have not read your writings slightly, I have daily occasion to recur to them, but it has been twenty years since 'Political Justice' was written, and have men ceased to fight, has vice and misery wasted away? No, therefore modification is required."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 8 Mar 1812
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Percy Bysshe Shelley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1792
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Atheist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Godwin
Title: Political Justice
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13462  
Source - Print  
  Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Editor: F.L. Jones
  Title: The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley 1810-1817
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1964
  Vol: I
  Page: 266
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Percy Bysshe Shelley, F.L. Jones (ed.), The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley 1810-1817 (Oxford, 1964), I, p. 266,, accessed: 26 May 2024

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