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Record 16917

Reading Experience:

'I have read Boswell I am sure ten times - & hope to read it many more it is the most amusing book in the world, besides that I do love the kind hearted wise & Gentle Bear - & think him as loveable a [Man] friend as a profound philosopher' [letter to John Murray, who had just published a new edition of Boswell's Life Of Johnson that Mary was keen to possess]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 10 Feb 1835
Country: England and elsewhere
Time: n/a
Place: city: Harrow and elsewhere
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 and elsewhere
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Boswell
Title: Life of Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16917  
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: 223
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1983), II, p. 223,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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