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Record 14673

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[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1817. As far as possible texts mentioned in journal entries are not given separate database entries from this list. Texts marked with an x were read by Percy Shelley too] 'Two vols of Lord Chesterfields Letters. xColeridges Lay Sermon Memoirs of Count Gramont Somnium Scipionis Roderick Random Comus Knights of the Swan Cumberlands memoirs de se Junius' letters Journey to the World Underground D. of Buckinhams Rehearsal and the Restoration Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Sir P. Sidney Round Table by W. Hazlitt Cupids Revenge Martial Maid Wild Goose Chase [these three bracketed as by Beaumont and Fletcher] x Tales of my Landlord Rambler Waverley Amadis de Gaul Epistolae Plinii Secundi x Story of Phsyche [sic] in Apuleius Anna St Ives Vita Julii Caesari - Suetonius x Defoe on the Plague x Wilsons City of the Plague Miss Edgeworths Comic Dramas Fortitude and Frailty by F. Holcroft 3rd Canto of Childe Harold Quarterly Review x Lalla Rookh by T. Moore x Davis' travels in America x Godwin's Mecellanies x Spenser's Fairy Queen x Manuscrit venu de St Helene Buffon's theorie du terre Beaumont and Fletchers Plays x Volpone; Cynthia's Revels. The Alchymist. Fall of Sejanus. Catilines conspiracy La Nouvelle Heloise Lettres Persiennes Miss Edgeworths Harrington and Ormond Arthur Mervyn x Antony & Cleopatra - Othello Missionary; Rhoda. Wild Irish Girl; Glenarvon; The Anaconda; Pastors Fire side; Amelia; Sir Launcelot Greaves; Strathallan; Twopenny post bag; Anti Jacobin poetry. Miseries of human life x Moores odes & epistles Le Lettre d'Una Peruviana Confessions et Lettres de Rousseau x Lamb's Specimens Molliere's George Dandin - le Testament Family of Montorio - Querelles de famille German Theatre - Eugenie & Mathilde x Mandeville x Laon and Cynthia x Lady Morgan's "France". The three brothers First vol of Humes Essays Annalium C. Cornelii Taciti.'
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:Mary Shelley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Aug 1797
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: writer
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: William Godwin
Title: ['Miscellanies']
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14673  
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: 98-102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 98-102,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Diana Scott-Kilvert Editors think this text was "The Enquirer. Reflections on Education, Manners and Literature".



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