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Record Number: 12720


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was about noon, and the officers had all gone home to their dinners, when, as I sat on my stool munching my loaf and reading Boswell's "Life of Dr Johnson", I heard a shuffling of feet outside and my cell-door was thrown open by the patrol'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1901 and 31 Apr 1901

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: noon
daytime

Place:

specific address: Wormwood Scrubs
other location: in his prison cell

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

habitual criminal

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:

James Boswell

Title:

Life of Johnson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12720

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Twenty-five years in seventeen prisons

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1903

Vol:

n/a

Page:

197

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

[anon], Twenty-five years in seventeen prisons (London, 1903), p. 197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12720, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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