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Record 15858

Reading Experience:

[Mary's second reading list for 1818. Most volumes mentioned here are also mentioned in the journal so database entries are based on those references. An x denotes Percy Shelley having read the text too] 'M Clarke's Travels Hume's dissertation on the passions Tristram Shandy - Sentimental Journey Letters & c 2 vols of Montaigne Schlegel on the drama Oeuvres de Moliere Aristippes de Wieland French trans. of Lucian Mille et une nuits Tragedies de Voltaire Trajedies de Corneille x Gibbons Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire x Voyages du jeune Anacharsis Ben Jonson's Comedies Pope's Homer Joseph Andrews - Gil Blas - x Corinne Faublas Italian Pamela x Aminta of Tasso Monti's Tragedies x Orlando Furioso Giurusalemme [sic] Liberata tragedies of Alfieri x Inferno of Dante Vita di Alfieri Latin x The Aenied [sic] Terence's Comedies 2 books of Horace 10 books of Livy'
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: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: Vita di Vittorio Alfieri ... scritta da esso
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15858  
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: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

additional editor Diana Scott-Kilvert



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