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Record Number: 1032


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Despising his job in a Birmingham factory, V.W. Garratt surrounded his workbench with a barricade of boxes, set up a small mirror to provide early warning of the foreman's approach and studied the Everyman's Library Sartor Resartus when he was being paid to solder gas-meter fittings.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

V.W. Garratt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

factory worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Sartor Resartus

Genre:

Fiction, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Everyman edition

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1032

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (2001), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1032, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See V.W. Garrat, 'A Man in the Street' (London, 1939) pp.80-1

   
   
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