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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Holbrook Jackson


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Herman Melville : Typee

"As a teenager ... [Holbrook Jackson] had been transported from Merseyside to the South Sea Islands. The vessel that bore him was imagination in the form of a 'musty copy' of Herman Melville's Typee (1846), bought for 3d. from a second-hand bookstall by the Liverpool docks."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Holbrook Jackson      Print: Book


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