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Record 1567

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Statement of a juvenile offender: "I was never in prison before. I have been twice discharged, and am now waiting for trial... I have heard the 'Life of Jack Sheppard' read; it did not lead me to think of anything good, but I am sure it would lead young folks to do everything bad. The man I heard read it lived in a house in Gore-street, and sold penny-beer, asnd other things: it is a house where men and boys meet"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Liverpool
specific address: Gore street
other location: a thieves' kitchen or house of ill fame
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: probably proprietor of thieves' kitchen or house of ill fame
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
J.H., aged 17, juvenile offender, and probably other boys of similar age and description
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Title: Jack Sheppard
Genre: Fiction, History, crime
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group
reading group

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1567  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 415-6,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 415-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1567, accessed: 21 July 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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