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Record Number: 8438


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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
evening

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

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, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8438, accessed: 04 December 2021


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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