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Record 15262

Reading Experience:

'Tuesday Nov. 8th. Rise at nine -- Read through the Man of Feeling who would have just suited Fanny [Godwin] for a husband [...] [Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin] dines at two & goes to meet Shelley [...] Read Political Justice [...] Read Paul & Virginia -- in the Evening. I admire the descriptions [...] The Story is [...] in itself trifling & uninteresting -- the speeches and Characters are inflated and unnatural.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 8 Nov 1814
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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: 15262  
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: 59
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 59,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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