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Record 7003

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?There were no free libraries, so the younger hands joined with me in starting a "Literary Fund" of our own, towards which each paid three-halfpence a week. The papers and books bought for general reading were afterwards divided. In our little club the "Cornhill Magazine", from its start under Thackeray?s editorship, was read and discussed; also Dickens?s successive productions. I call to mind many serious books, as well as "Cassell?s Magazine" and the "London Journal", in which appeared Miss Braddon?s great story of "Henry Dunbar", then entitled "The Outcasts".?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:Printers and compositors at Thomas Catling's place of work, Edward Lloyd's publishing house
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: compositors and printers
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reading aloud to each other may have taken place at work, there was certainly discussion of the texts.
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Cassell's Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7003  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Catling
  Editor: n/a
  Title: My Life's Pilgrimage
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1911
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 66-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 66-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7003, accessed: 20 October 2019

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