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Record Number: 13996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Write & read "Contes Moreaux" - go down to the side of the lake to watch the waves - Lord Byron comes down - after dinner read Rienzi'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

25 Aug 1816

Country:

Switzerland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Geneva
specific address: Maison Chapuis

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 Godwin

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:

Switzerland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jean Antoine du Cerceau

Title:

Conjuration de Nicholas Gabrini, dit de Rienzi, tyran de Rome en 1347

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13996

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

I

Page:

130

Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844, (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 130, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=13996, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

There are further references to reading this text in surrounding days.

   
   
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