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Record 15943

Reading Experience:

'Sunday [...] Dec. 4th. [...] After dinner [attended by several guests] [...] Mr. Sommer came in in [...] his usual wild hurried manner [...] consented to play a Sonata of Beethoven's [...] Then after inveighing against everything in Moscow, pavement, lights, houses & the women he caught up his hat and departed. to our great relief. They played at the Cat & the Mouse and I read Robertson.' [also mentions reading Robertson earlier in same entry, and in entries for 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15,16, 23, 25, 27 December 1825; and 2, 10, 11 January 1826].
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 4 Dec 1825 and 11 Jan 1826
Country: Russia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Moscow
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:

Author: William Robertson
Title: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15943  
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: 382-396
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 382-396,, accessed: 29 May 2024

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