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Record Number: 1043


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Keir Hardie remembered that a "real turning point" of his life was his discovery of Sartor Resartus at age sixteen or seventeen. He had to read it through three times before he understood it: "I felt I was in the presence of some great power, the meaning of which I could only dimly guess at".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

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:

James Keir Hardie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 08 1856

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

later Labour MP, born in working class

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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, Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1043

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1043, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Caroline Benn, 'Keir Hardie' (London 1992) pp.11-12

   
   
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