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Record 5663

Reading Experience:

[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great landscape painter, and his still more valiant stand against the orthodox economists, cast a spell over me which was irresistible... To read 'Modern Painters', 'The Seven Lamps of Architecture', 'The Stones of Venice', 'The Crown of Wild Olives', was a kind of aesthetic intoxication".
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Northumberland
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:Chester Armstrong
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1868
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: checkweighman (in mining)
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: John Ruskin
Title: The Crown of Wild Olives
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5663  
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: 404
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 404,, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

See Chester Armstrong, 'Pilgrimage from Nenthead', pp. 156-64.



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