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Record 15155

Reading Experience:

'Thursday Aug-- 25th. Get up late [...] Go to the large & only boutique in Brunnen with [P. B.] Shelley -- Remove [to] the house on the hill [...] Read Abbe Bar[ruel]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 25 Aug 1814
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Brunnen
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:Claire Clairmont
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: trainee writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: L'Abbe Augustin Barruel
Title: Memoires pour servir a l'histoire du jacobinisme
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15155  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claire Clairmont
  Editor: Marion Kingston Stocking
  Title: The Journals of Claire Clairmont
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 30,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

Source editor suggests edition of text read may have been R. Clifford's 4-volume translation of the work, Memoirs, Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (1797-98), a copy of which was owned by Clairmont's travelling-companion P. B. Shelley.



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