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Record 15953

Reading Experience:

'Friday, January 28th [...] I read Medwin's book upon Lord Byron. -- My God, what lies that book contained! Poor Shelley is made to play quite a secondary part [goes on to criticise book further, and in detail] [...] When I was in bed today, I wept a great deal because my reading of to-day had brought back Shelley vividly to my mind [goes on to inveigh against Byron's 'imposture' and his treatment of his, and her, illegitimate daughter].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Jan 1827
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: Thomas Medwin
Title: Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron: Noted during a Residence with His Lordship at Pisa, in the Years 1821 and 1822
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1824
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15953  
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: 408-410; 408-409
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 408-410; 408-409,, accessed: 04 February 2023

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