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Record 15171

Reading Experience:

'Friday Sept. 16th. Rise at nine -- Breakfast -- Read Rasselas -- & De l'origine de l'inegalite [d]es Hommes' [...] Voisey at tea [...] Departs about 1/2 past ten -- Mary retires Shelley is writing to Papa & I am readin[g] the notes to Queen Mab when we hear Stones at the Window -- Look out & there is Charles.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Sep 1814
Country: England
Time: night: after 10.30pm
Place: city: London
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: Notes to Queen Mab
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15171  
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: 43-44; 44
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 43-44; 44,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Square brackets in evidence represent missing letters added by source editor. 'Charles' apparently reader's brother, Charles Clairmont.



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