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Record Number: 15953


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Friday, January 28th [...] I read Medwin's book upon Lord Byron. -- My God, what lies that book contained! Poor Shelley is made to play quite a secondary part [goes on to criticise book further, and in detail] [...] When I was in bed today, I wept a great deal because my reading of to-day had brought back Shelley vividly to my mind [goes on to inveigh against Byron's 'imposture' and his treatment of his, and her, illegitimate daughter].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Jan 1827

Country:

Russia

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Moscow

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:

Governess

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Russia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Medwin

Title:

Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron: Noted during a Residence with His Lordship at Pisa, in the Years 1821 and 1822

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1824

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15953

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:

408-410; 408-409

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 408-410; 408-409, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15953, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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