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Record 1461

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In a Sunday school library set up by a cotton mill fire-beater, [Thomas Thompson] read Dickens, Thackeray, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Marcus Aurelius'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Lancashire
other location: Sunday School Library
   
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:Thomas Thompson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1880
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: mill-worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1461  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 57
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1461, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

See Thomas Thompson, 'Lancashire For Me' (1940) pp.22-5

 

 

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