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Record 27266

Reading Experience:

'Another [woman prisoner] read and re-read "Uncle Tom's Cabin," till she must have known by heart every incident of that famous work. She was partial to telling the story to those women who were unable to read; and she would relate with such animation the villainies and atrocities of Legree, that considerable virtuous indignation would be aroused in the breasts of her listeners. "What an awful wretch that man must have been!" was the remark made on that personage, by a woman suffering a long sentence for the cold-blooded murder of her child.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1862
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: prison
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: prisoner
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: a female prisoner


Text Being Read:

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
presumably borrowed from prison library


Source Information:

Record ID: 27266  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: F.W. Robinson
  Title: Female Life in Prison By a Prison Matron
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1862
  Vol: 2
  Page: 127-8
  Additional comments: The book was ghost written by F.W. Robinson

Citation: F.W. Robinson (ed.), Female Life in Prison By a Prison Matron (London, 1862), 2, p. 127-8,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:



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