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Record Number: 15229


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Monday Oct. 24th. Rise at eight [...] M. reads aloud She stoops to [C]onquer -- She sets out to see Shelley at eleven -- I stay at home & read Political Justice'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 Oct 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning: 8.00-11.00am

Place:

city: London

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 Wollstonecraft Godwin

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

trainee writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Claire Clairmont


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

She Stoops to Conquer

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15229

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:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 54, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15229, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Square brackets in evidence indicate missing letters supplied by source editor.

   
   
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