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Record 15227

Reading Experience:

'Thursday Oct -- 20th [...] After dinner read Political Justice [...] read Memoires of Voltaire -- & the Life of Alfieri till late [...] I am much delighted with Alfieri -- He seems to have possessed much genius & enthusiasm -- but certainly he was never very far from raving Mad -- the anecdotes of his infancy are delightful'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 20 Oct 1814
Country: England
Time: evening
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: William Godwin
Title: An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Political Justice, and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15227  
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: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 52,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:

This the latter of two mentions of reading this text in this journal entry.



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