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Record 17136

Reading Experience:

'I stumbled on the following in a work of Bulwer's published in /41 - it is curious. Speaking of France he says: "The vast masses of energy & life broken up by the great thaw of the imperial system, floating along the tide are terrible icebergs for the vessel of the state. Some think Napoleonism [he ought to say revolutionism - MS's comment] over - its effects are only begun [underlined by MS] Society is shattered from one end to the other, & I laught at the little rivers by which they think to keep it together.[end underlining] - the last is curious.' [MS does not close her quotation marks] [letter to Claire Clairmont]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 28 Jul 1848
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Horsham
specific address: Field Place
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: Night & Morning
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17136  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Betty T. Bennett
  Title: The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  Place of Publication: Baltimore / London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: III
  Page: 344
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Betty T. Bennett (ed.), The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Baltimore / London, 1988), III, p. 344,, accessed: 09 December 2023

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