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Record 4584

Reading Experience:

'Since they filled those gaps [in historical and geographical knowledge], classic travel books could produce the same kind of epiphanies as other classic literature. Anson's A Voyage Round the World performed that magic for Alexander Somerville and for the Scottish turnip hoers he read it to'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
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:Alexander Somerville
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1811
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
turnip hoers
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Anson
Title: A Voyage Round the World
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4584  
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: 349
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 349,, accessed: 21 July 2019

Additional comments:

See Alexander Somerville, 'Autobiography' pp92-3. No further ref traceable in Rose notes



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