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Record 8438

Reading Experience:

'Then we write a part of the romance and read some Shakespears [sic]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 27 Aug 1814
Country: Switzerland
Time: afternoon: After dining
Place: city: Lucerne
specific address: Le Cheval / Gasthaus zum Rossli
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:Percy Bysshe Shelley
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1792
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet / author
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mary Shelley and Claire Clairmont
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Plays including Richard III and King Lear
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8438  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary Shelley
  Editor: Paula Feldman
  Title: The Journals of Mary Shelley
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 20
  Additional comments: Other editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation: Mary Shelley, Paula Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley (London, 1995), p. 20,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

Notes by the editors state that Claire Clairmont's reactions are contained in her journal. It is not clear who is actually reading and who listening.



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