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Record Number: 10396


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the 28th September I was reading "Blackwood", when the magazines of our metropolis were just getting on their outer garments; while their northern brethren were quietly reposing, in well arranged heaps, in our southern warehouses, perfectly sleek and dry, after a happy voyage of sixty hours. This new condition upon which competition was to be carried on made the London publishers more solicitous for the excellence, rather than the cheap cost, of their periodical offerings to a public that had begun to be solicitous for the excellence, rather than the cheap cost, of their periodical offerings to a public that had begun to be clamorous for novelties, and somewhat more critical than a previous generation.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Sep 1821

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:

Charles Knight

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Mar 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

publisher/editor

Religion:

unknown

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:

Title:

Blackwood's Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10396

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Knight

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences

Place of Publication:

Shannon, Ireland

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

1

Page:

270

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Knight, Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences (Shannon, Ireland, 1971), 1, p. 270, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10396, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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