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Record 15857

Reading Experience:

[Mary's reading list for Percy Shelley for 1818. Most volumes mentioned here are also mentioned in the journal so database entries are based on those references.] 'S Humes England Malthus's Essay on Population Histoire de l'art de Winkhelmann Latin Georgics Livy's History Greek The Hymns of HOmer The Greek Tragedians Memorabilia of Zenophon Comedies of Aristophanes The Symposium - Phaedrus - Apology f Socrates &c. of Plato Herodotus Theocritus Italian Vita di Tasso Divina Comedia di Dante'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1818 and 31 Dec 1818
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Percy Bysshe Shelley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1792
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: poet
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: Plato
Title: Apology of Socrates
Genre: Classics, speech/rhetoric
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15857  
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: 267-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 267-8,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

additional editor Diana Scott-Kilvert



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