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Record Number: 1258


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Mayhew interviews "educated" costermongers who read fiction aloud to groups of costermongers in the courts they inhabit; long account of the comments made by illiterate costermongers when cheap serials are read to them, comments on the story lines they like, characters and illustrations; reading of G.W.M. Reynolds's "Mysteries" and Edward Lloyd's penny bloods

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1855

Country:

England

Time

evening: summer's evening

Place:

city: London
other location: in the courts they inhabit

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

educated costermonger

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

family, friends, workmates, costermongers in the courts they inhabit


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

G.W.M. Reynolds

Title:

The Mysteries of the Court of London

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

1258

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Mayhew

Editor:

n/a

Title:

London Labour and the London Poor

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

1

Page:

25-26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 1, p. 25-26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1258, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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