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Record 2806

Reading Experience:

'[Edgar Wallace recalled] the teacher read aloud "The Arabian Nights". "The colour and beauty of the East stole through the foggy windows of Reddin's Road School. Here was a magic carpet indeed that transported forty none too cleanly little boys into the palace of the Caliphs, through the spicy bazaars of Bagdad, hand in hand with the king of kings".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Reddin's Road School
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:

Listener:Edward Wallace
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1875
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: fish porter's adopted son, later popular novelist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anon
Title: Arabian Nights
Genre: Fiction, fairy stories
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2806  
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: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 158,, accessed: 25 June 2019

Additional comments:

See Edgar Wallace, 'Wallace' pp.16-18



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