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Record 1574

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Statement of juvenile offender: "I never was in prison before. I have been at the Sanspareil, and at all the other theatres, except the Queen's. I never saw 'Jack Sheppard' performed. I have heard the prisoners speak about it many times: some would speak well of the play, others would say it was most of it false. I have read his Life; I think myself it is mostly false; there may have been such a man, but I think he could not go through all the exploits that is spoken of."
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:E.B.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1823
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, not sure if penny parts or volume
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1574  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 419,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 419, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1574, accessed: 24 April 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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