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Record 16908

Reading Experience:

' I was much gratified by your giving me Eugene Aram to do - & then just as I was setting to it "tooth and nail" - some events in the family of a friend of mine forced me to go out of town, & took all my attention forcibly away from my task. However my article is now in full progress - & I write to tell you so that you may expect it next week. One thing I am plagued about - Colburn has been too stingy to give me a copy - & getting it from a library it is continually sent for back It is a wonderful and divine book - though so very sad' [Letter to John Bowring]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 24 Dec 1831 and 16 Feb 1832
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: Edward Bulwer
Title: Eugene Aram
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from a library, type unknowen. She aked Charles Ollier to lend it on 24/12/31 but presumably he did not


Source Information:

Record ID: 16908  
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: 155
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1983), II, p. 155,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:



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