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Record 7726

Reading Experience:

'I got my [first] peep into "Robinson Crusoe" and the "Arabian Nights" at the home of an old uncle of mine. But even though these two wonderful books have been read and enjoyed by millions, I am afraid I could never thoroughly master the contents of either of them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1831 and 31 Dec 1849
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: South Mimms
county: Hertfordshire
location in dwelling: Uncle's house
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 Tinsley
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Jul 1831
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of a gamekeeper
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: anon
Title: Arabian Nights
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from uncle


Source Information:

Record ID: 7726  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Tinsley
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Random recollections of an old publisher
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1900
  Vol: 1
  Page: 9-10
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher (London, 1900), 1, p. 9-10,, accessed: 24 June 2019

Additional comments:



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