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Record Number: 12092


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Readers of my generation owe a great debt of gratitude to the enterprise of Messrs. Dicks. My first introduction to great fiction dates from the publication by them of Scott's novels in threepenny paper-covered volumes, easily pocketable, when my apprenticeship, in its early days, consisted of sorting and picking - wearisome, dull, mechanical, solitary work. The appearance of "Waverley" marked an epoch. I read it and its succeeding volumes with absorbing interest, stealing at times scraps of hours which should have been devoted to my work.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1870

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London, Spitalfields

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:

Thomas Okey

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

apprentice

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:

Sir Walter Scott

Title:

Waverley

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

John Dicks, threepenny paper-back edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12092

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Okey

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1930

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12092, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Okey probably purchased this volume

   
   
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