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Record Number: 15855


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wednesday Oct [...] 17th. [...] Begin Faust by Goethe [goes on to quote part i lines 590-593 and lines 602-605 from this]' [readings in this text also recorded in journal entries for 18, 19, 21 ('Read Faust all day'), 23 October 1821].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 17 Oct 1821 and 23 Oct 1821

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Faust

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15855

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:

250-251

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 250-251, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15855, accessed: 08 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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