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Record 15913

Reading Experience:

'Sunday September 25th. [...] After breakfast [...] the newspapers were put by Catherine Ivanovna into my hand -- I glanced over them hastily as is my custom to see if there is anything about Greece. I saw my dear friend [Trelawny]'s name; I did not dare to read, yet notwithstanding with a horrible feeling of dread & yet hope -- I read -- that he was well [after being wounded in duel] and still in his cavern [...] I went then instantly into the garden and sat myself on the balcony to enjoy all the fullness of my happiness.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 25 Sep 1825
Country: Russia
Time: morning
Place: city: Islavsky
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Governess
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Russia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: newspaper
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15913  
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: 358-359
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 358-359,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

See also p.353 and n.61 in source for further background detail on this reading experience.



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