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Record 16896

Reading Experience:

'I have not forgotten nor neglected my task - but M. Beyle's book is so trite so unentertaining - so [underlined]very[end underlining] commonplace that I have found it quite impossible to do anything with it' [leter to John George Cochrane, editor of the Foreign Quarterly Review - presumably Mary had undertaken to review the book]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 22 Dec 1829
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 33 Somerset St
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Stendhal [pseud.]
Title: Promenades dans Rome
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16896  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Betty T. Bennett
  Title: The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  Place of Publication: Baltimore / London
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: II
  Page: 97
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1983), II, p. 97,, accessed: 24 March 2023

Additional comments:

Stendhal was the pseudonym of Henri-Marie Beyle



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