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Record Number: 9184


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the evening read memoirs of Voltaire.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Oct 1814

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: 5 Church Terrace, St. Pancras

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:

Author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Voltaire

Title:

Memoirs of the life of Voltaire written by himself

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9184

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Shelley

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

1

Page:

37

Additional Comments:

Additional editor Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Mary Shelley, Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley, (London, 1995), 1, p. 37, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9184, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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