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Record 15648

Reading Experience:

'This is the Journal book of misfortunes - Read Livy - A great many of the plays of Alfieri - S writes - he reads Oedipus Tyrannos to me'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Sep 1818 and 24 Sep 1818
Country: Italy
Time: evening
Place: city: Este / Venice
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Vittorio Alfieri
Title: [Plays]
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: probably in translation, maybe the edition by Charles Lloyd
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15648  
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: 226-7
  Additional comments: Additional editor - Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 226-7,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

The Shelleys' daughter Clara died on the 24th



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