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Record Number: 15566


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sunday August 20th. [...] Read Swiss Family Robinson Crusoe.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Aug 1820

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bagni di Pisa

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann David Wyss

Title:

The Family Robinson Crusoe: Or, Journal of a Father Shipwrecked, with his Wife and Children, on an Uninhabited Island

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Translated from German. 2 vols. London: M. J. Godwin [reader's mother], 1813.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15566

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

171

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 171, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15566, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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