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Record 7356

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?Excepting "Pilgrim?s Progress", "Gulliver?s Travels" and the "Arabian Nights", I saw and read none of the books which entrance young minds. The religious meaning of the first, the satirical meaning of the second, and the doubtful meaning of the third were, of course, not understood. The story was the great thing ? the travels of Christian, the troubles of Gulliver, the adventures of Aladdin??
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cheltenham
   
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:William Edwin Adams
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Feb 1832
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Son of a plasterer, apprentice printer and journalist later
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: anon
Title: Arabian Nights
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7356  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Edwin Adams
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Social Atom
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1903
  Vol: 1
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Edwin Adams, Memoirs of a Social Atom (London, 1903), 1, p. 103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7356, accessed: 24 April 2019

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