The Journals of Claire Clairmont

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

There is also a list of Claire's voluminous and systematic reading. Editorial comment within the body of the text has been kept to a minimum, and all of Claire's rewritings and crossings out are clearly indicated.

Author: Claire Clairmont

Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008470992

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 571

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The diaries of Clara Mary Jane Clairmont are, so far as is known, the last of the major documents of the Shelley-Byron circle to be published. Only the writings of the Shelleys themselves surpass hers in importance for those interested in the careers of the poets and their friends. Best known as Byron's mistress and the mother of his daughter Allegra, "Claire," as she preferred to be called, is important to literary history for her role in bringing Byron and Shelley together. Claire Clairmont began her journals in 1814, when she accompanied Shelley and her half-sister, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, on their elopement to the continent. She continued to write them until after Byron and Shelley were dead and she was living as a governess with a wealthy family in Moscow. The journals present a detailed and fascinating picture of life with the Shelley family their discovery of the European landscape, wretched days in London dodging bailiffs and bill collectors, happy days of opera and ballet and endless conversations. Our knowledge of the Shelleys' life in Italy is expanded by this intimate view of the brilliant society of artists, writers, musicians, actors, scholars, revolutionaries, and nobility who were their constant companions. The later entries provide an account of the daily life of an Englishwoman living in Russia during the exciting time of the Decembrist uprising. In The Journals of Claire Clairemont, Stocking has brought together five of Claire's journals, all that is known of the now-lost Russian journal, and two leaflets of Miscellanea dealing with the years 1828 to 1830. The interruptions in the diaries are bridged by narratives that allow the reader to follow her life, as she develops from an effervescent schoolgirl into a self-possessed, attractive, and talented young woman. Appendices present reviews of theatrical performances seen by Claire and the Shelleys, biographical sketches of the varied personages they knew in Italy, a review by Mary Shelley (1826) describing people and life on the Continent as Claire and the Shelleys saw it, and the text of a manuscript fragment, possibly by Claire, containing thinly disguised romantic portrayals of the Shelleys and Jane and Edward Ellerker Williams. There is also a list of Claire's voluminous and systematic reading. Editorial comment within the body of the text has been kept to a minimum, and all of Claire's rewritings and crossings out are clearly indicated. Genealogical tables and numerous footnotes help to place Claire's journals in their proper social and historical perspective.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

The Clairmont Family Journals 1855 1885

The Clairmont Family Journals 1855 1885

This edition presents the extant journals of Pauline Clairmont (1825–1891) and Wilhelm Clairmont (1831–1895), the niece and nephew of Claire Clairmont (1798–1879) who was Mary Shelley’s (1797–1851) stepsister.

Author: Sharon Joffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429553349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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This edition presents the extant journals of Pauline Clairmont (1825–1891) and Wilhelm Clairmont (1831–1895), the niece and nephew of Claire Clairmont (1798–1879) who was Mary Shelley’s (1797–1851) stepsister. It also includes a journal originally attributed to Pauline but which likely was Walter Gaulis Clairmont’s (1868–1958; Wilhelm’s son). All three journals are currently deposited in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle at the New York Public Library. Pauline and Wilhelm spent many years living and working in places like Australia and the Banat and their adventures are recorded in their journals. Pauline wrote a series of sixteen journals cataloguing her life; however, except for one journal, all the remaining journals have been lost. Her extant journal, written primarily in English but with French and German entries, documents her struggles in the Australian outback during the 1850s and her relationship with William Henry Suttor, Junior, who would later become a pastoralist and a politician. Pauline’s journal tells of her love for Suttor, her disappointment at his rejection, and her musings about her life in Australia. In his journal, Wilhelm chronicles his attempts to purchase a farm in Europe while Walter provides us with an account of his 8-day Austrian expedition. This new edition brings together these three journals, thereby extending our understanding of the Shelley-Clairmont family. The edition includes an introduction to the primary Godwin-Shelley-Clairmont circle and a chapter on the history of life writing. The editor provides extensive editorial notes and carefully researched chapters to contextualize The Clairmont Family Journals: 1855–1885.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Young Romantics

Young Romantics

40 The Journals of Claire Clairmont, p.150. 41 Percy Shelley to Maria Gisborne,
30/06/1820. PBS Letters, II, 207. 42 Maria Gisborne and Edward E. Williams, ed.
Frederick Jones, p.45. 43 Maria Gisborne and Edward E. Wiliams, p.39. 44 Maria
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Author: Daisy Hay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408818121

Category: History

Page: 384

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'The web of our Life is of mingled Yarn' John Keats In Young Romantics Daisy Hay shatters the myth of the Romantic poet as a solitary, introspective genius, telling the story of the communal existence of an astonishingly youthful circle. The fiery, generous spirit of Leigh Hunt, radical journalist and editor of The Examiner, took centre stage. He bound together the restless Shelley and his brilliant wife Mary, author of Frankenstein; Mary's feisty step-sister Claire Clairmont, who became Byron's lover and the mother of his child; and Hunt's charismatic sister-in-law Elizabeth Kent. With authority, sparkling prose and constant insight Daisy Hay describes their travels in France, Switzerland and Italy, their artistic triumphs, their headstrong ways, their grievous losses and their devastating tragedies. Young Romantics explores the history of the group, from its inception in Leigh Hunt's prison cell in 1813 to its ultimate disintegration in the years following 1822. It encompasses tales of love, betrayal, sacrifice and friendship, all of which were played out against a background of political turbulence and intense literary creativity. This smouldering turmoil of strained relationships and insular friendships would ferment to inspire the drama of Frankenstein, the heady idealism of Shelley's poetry, and Byron's own self-loathing, self-loving public persona. Above all the characters are rendered on the page with marvellous vitality, and this is a gloriously entrancing and revelatory read, the debut of a young biographer of the highest calibre and enormous promise.
Categories: History

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

R . Glynn Grylls , Claire Clairmont : Mother of Byron ' s Allegra ( London , 1939 ) ,
p . 278 . 5 . History of a Six Weeks ' Tour ( London , 1817 ) , p . 15 . Claire
Clairmont ' s journal is also now conveniently available in The Journals of Claire
 ...

Author: William Walling

Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003933137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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Analyzes the life, prose, and poetry of the nineteenth-century author to redefine her role in English literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lacework or Mirror Diary Poetics of Frances Burney Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley

Lacework or Mirror  Diary Poetics of Frances Burney  Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley

Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley sets out to determine whether each of the diaries by three female writers – namely, Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley – approximates the Philippe ...

Author: Magdalena Ożarska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443855730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley sets out to determine whether each of the diaries by three female writers – namely, Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Mary Shelley – approximates the Philippe-Lejeunean concept of the diary as lacework or the more sweeping view, typical of the broadly conceived autobiography, which Georges Gusdorf famously likened to the mirror. The author explores Burney’s, Wordsworth’s and Shelley’s attempts at concealing the gaps between their narrating and narrated ‘I’s, as well as examining their diary lacunae, especially helpful for illustrating the gradual emergence of the diarists’ individual selves. Broader issues, connected with diary poetics, such as the use of metaphors and symbols, the degree of reliance on dialogue and ensuing narrativity, down to handling the past by means of anachronous eccentricities, are also subject to examination. The study is based on the assumption that the journal is a literary genre, which can be investigated with tools routinely used for the examination of literary texts. Yet, beyond the issues of literariness, in accordance with Philippe Lejeune’s dictum, the three journals reveal the writers’ diaristic practices. In fact, it seems that issues of the journal genre and the journal practice cannot be divorced, and neither can their lacework and mirror aspects.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Writer s Journal

The Writer s Journal

40 Contemporary Authors and Their Journals Sheila Bender. BROWNING ...
Hundreds and Thousands : The Journals of Emily Carr ( Clark , Irwin & Company
Limited , 1966 ) . ... Journals of Claire Clairmont ( Harvard University Press , 1968
) .

Author: Sheila Bender

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040669635

Category: Reference

Page: 380

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Forty award-winning writers reveal the elements of the creative writing process through excerpts from their private journals, illuminating how they record what they observe and how their thoughts and observations end up in their work. Original.
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The Clairmont Correspondence 1835 1879

The Clairmont Correspondence  1835 1879

Manuscript notebooks, including the journals of John Gisborne (12 Apr. 1827-20
Sept. 1832) and other record books, largely in the Abinger Collection, Bodleian
Library, Oxford University. Robert Gittings and Jo Manton. Claire Clairmont and ...

Author: Claire Clairmont

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034010341

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 704

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Categories: Adventure and adventurers

Journal of the American Association of University Women

Journal of the American Association of University Women

Birthplace, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. B.A. 1943, Mount Holyoke College. Miss
Kingston will go to England to complete her work on an edition of the journals of
Claire Clairmont, one of the important figures in the biographies of Shelley, Byron
, ...

Author: American Association of University Women

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000089219830

Category: Women college graduates

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Categories: Women college graduates

Documentary Editing

Documentary Editing

... opportunities presented themselves , she and David tracked down the
Clairmont family papers in Austria and Switzerland and continued research that
resulted in a model edition of The Journals of Claire Clairmont ( Harvard
University Press ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000046355321

Category: Criticism, Textual

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Categories: Criticism, Textual

Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Critical Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Passages or words that are cancelled in the manuscript of the Journal are
enclosed in parentheses , thus : ( ) . 3 . Clair [ Clara Mary Jane ] Clairmont , The
Journals of Claire Clairmont , ed . Marion Kingston Stocking ( Cambridge :
Harvard UP ...

Author: Mary Lowe-Evans

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015047058600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Each volume in this series provides an introduction tracing the subject author's critical reputation, trends in interpretation, developments in textual and biographical scholarship, and reprints of selected essays and reviews, beginning with the author's contemporaries and continuing through to current scholarship. Many volumes also feature new essays by leading scholars and critics, specially commissioned for the series.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Further Reading WORKS BY MARY SHELLEY The Journals of Mary Shelley
1814 – 1844 , ed . ... and Reality ( Johns Hopkins University Press , Baltimore ,
1989 ) Also useful on Mary Shelley ' s life are The Journals of Claire Clairmont ,
ed .

Author: Martin Garrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111958992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A biography of the nineteenth-century English writer who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel "Frankenstein."
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798 1879

Claire Clairmont and the Shelleys 1798 1879

This is the first full account of a long and adventurous life, correcting many misconceptions about her role in the Shelley circle.

Author: Robert Gittings

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015025297725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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Claire Clairmont, the step-sister of Mary Shelley, has until now generally been treated as a secondary character in the great dramas of Shelley and Byron. This is the first full account of a long and adventurous life, correcting many misconceptions about her role in the Shelley circle.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Claire Clairmont Mother of Byron s Allegra

Claire Clairmont  Mother of Byron s Allegra

Gilbert : father tioned in Journal , 37 ; of Fanny , 11 ; in Paris , 24 , Harriet's
suicide , 77 83 Hoppner , Belgrave : takes charge of Allegra , 98 ; helps Journal ,
Claire's : begun , 25 ; Claire , 100 ; kindness to extracts , passim ;
DescripShelleys ...

Author: Rosalie Glynn Grylls

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000366468

Category: Clairmont, Allegra

Page: 304

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Categories: Clairmont, Allegra

Shelley and His Circle 1773 1822

Shelley and His Circle  1773 1822

Claire Clairmont , Journal January , April - June 1818 SC 448 APPENDIX Claire
Clairmont's Reading Claire's journals , like those of Shelley and Mary , keep a
regular record of reading . It is always interesting and often illuminating to
compare ...

Author: Carl H. Pforzheimer Library

Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007423622

Category: Authors

Page: 550

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Volumes V and VI of Shelley and His Circle, edited by Donald H. Reiman, make available a further portion of the Shelley manuscript materials in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. These two volumes continue in the format and style of the preceding ones. They progress chronologically from late 1816 through 1819, tracing the growth of the poet's friendship with Leigh Hunt and his circle (including John Keats) and the blossoming of Shelley's poetic maturity. These volumes record the writing of The Revolt of Islam, Shelley's epic on the lessons of the French Revolution; the poet's journey to Italy; the deaths of his and Mary's two children; and his literary annus mirabilis in 1819. During this year he wrote Prometheus Unbound, The Cenci, and A Philosophical View of Reform, which is here presented in a corrected text. The sequence closes in late December 1819 with a series of letters that signal the beginning of Shelley's sense of isolation from his English friends and publisher. Among the 175 manuscripts presented in full diplomatic transcription are 82 by Shelley and numerous others by Godwin, Hunt, and Byron, as well as important hitherto unpublished early letters by Edward John Trelawny, and letters and journals of Keats, Peacock, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, and Edward E. Williams. An Appendix of eleven early letters and poems by Byron completes this set. Altogether, Shelley and His Circle will encompass a half-century of interconnected biographies and will capture the literary and intellectual tenor of the Romantic era.
Categories: Authors

The Clairmont Correspondence 1808 1834

The Clairmont Correspondence  1808 1834

" This edition presents the texts of all known surviving letters by Claire Clairmont along with those of her brother Charles Clairmont and her stepsister Fanny Imlay Godwin--229 letters in all, of which 183 are published here for the first ...

Author: Claire Clairmont

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4230843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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"You write the most amusing and clever letters in the world... If your letters are ever published, all others that ever were published before will fall in the shade, and you will be looked on as the best letter writer that ever charmed their friends."--Mary Shelley to Claire Clairmont, 29 November 1842 Claire Clairmont embodied English romanticism in her life, her journals, and especially in her letters. As step-daughter of William Godwin, as companion to Shelley and Mary on their elopement, as Shelley's "Constantia," as mother of Byron's Allegra, as a regular member of the Shelley circle (close to Peacock, Leigh Hunt, Hogg, Lady Mount Cashell, and Trelawny), as governess in Russia during the Decembrist Revolution, as confidante of Mary Shelley and Jane Williams in their middle years, and, in her old age, as the inspiration of Henry James's The Aspern Papers, she both lived and recorded the Romantic Revolution. Brought up in the same household as Mary Shelley, dedicated to the principles of Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire was a more enthusiastic feminist than Mary, and her letters on this theme are always arresting, often hilarious. She wrote on the perils of marriage, on the advantages of illegitimacy, and on the forces that press a woman of no fortune into dependency. She resisted these forces, maintaining her independence in the only career open to her--governess and companion--while dreaming of a "society of free women." This edition presents the texts of all known surviving letters by Claire Clairmont along with those of her brother Charles Clairmont and her stepsister Fanny Imlay Godwin--229 letters in all, of which 183 are published here for the first time complete. ClaireClairmont's letters, numbering 190, date from 1815, when she was seventeen, to two months before her death in 1879. Charles Clairmont's 32 letters begin with schoolboy notes to Godwin in 1808, when he was thirteen, and conclude in 1849, two months before his death. Fanny Godwin's seven are all from 1816, the year of her suicide at the age of twenty-two. The volumes also include a chronological chart, genealogical tables, appendices, and twenty-eight illustrations. "The role Claire Clairmont played in the lives of Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Byron gives exceptional importance to her letters. Claire Clairmont was an intelligent, discerning--at times self-centered and, towards the latter part of her life, quirky--observer of the life around her. In the letters exchanged between Claire Clairmont and Mary Shelley, as well as in her many letters to Byron and Trelawny, one gathers invaluable first-hand insights into the lives of the extraordinary circle of younger romantics and their era."--Betty T. Bennett, American University
Categories: Literary Criticism

Unisa English Studies

Unisa English Studies

During times of particular stress between herself and her half - sister , Claire
Clairmont , for instance , she frequently uses a small drawing of the sun to
represent Claire . In short , Mary seems to have regarded her Journal as an aide -
memoire ...

Author: University of South Africa. Dept. of English

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067443807

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature