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Record 14329

Reading Experience:

[Percy Shelley's Reading List for 1817. As far as possible texts referred to in the journals are not given separate entries based on this list] 'Symposium of Plato Plays of Aeschlyus Plays of Sophocles Illiad of Homer Arrian's Historia Indicae Homer's Hymns [the above texts are bracketed to show they were all read in Greek] Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Apuleius Metamorphoses - Latin Coleridges Biographica Literaria Political Justice Rights of Man Elphinstone's Embassy to Caubul Severals [sic] vols of Gibbon'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Dec 1817
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: n/a
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: Plato
Title: Symposium
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14329  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Paula R. Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: I
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 102,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor - Diana Scott-Kilvert.



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