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Record 1563

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been twice in prison. I was only in Liverpool two days. I came from Manchester to the races; I had no work. I have been at all the theatres... I have robbed my parents to satisfy my desire to go to the theatres; ...I have seen 'Jack Sheppard' performed; I think it will be the means of inducing boys to copy his tricks. I have read his life; many boys have it."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841
Country: England
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:H.T.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1822
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: juvenile offender
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
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 Harrison Ainsworth
Title: Jack Sheppard
Genre: Fiction, History, crime
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, read as numbers or volume?
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1563  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 414,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 414, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1563, accessed: 18 July 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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