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Record Number: 10000


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was, for instance, a writer on prophecy called Jukes, of whose works each of my parents was inordinately fond, and I was early set to read Jukes aloud to them. I did it glibly , like a machine, but the sight of Jukes's volumes became an abomination to me, and I never formed the outline of a notion what they were about.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1856

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home, somewhere in 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:

Reader:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Parents, Philip and Emily Gosse


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Andrew John Jukes

Title:

The law of the offerings in Leviticus

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10000

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994 (1907)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994 (1907)), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10000, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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