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Record 29101

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In a mill town in the late 1840's, a group of girl operatives met at five o'clock in the morning to read Shakespeare for an hour before going to work.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: UK
Time: morning: 5-6 AM
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:

Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Mill worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: UK
Country of experience: UK
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29101  
Source - Print  
  Author: Richard Altick
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900
  Place of Publication: Columbus, OH
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 243
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Richard Altick, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900 (Columbus, OH, 1998), p. 243, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29101, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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