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Record Number: 1387


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Emrys Hughes] read the social history of Macaulay, Froude, and J.R. Green; Thorold Rogers's Six Centuries of Work and Wages particularly appealed to him because it offered "not the history of kings and queens, but of the way ordinary people ha struggled to live throughout the centuries..." Hughes was one of those agitators who found a virtual Marxism in Thomas Carlyle. The French Revolution inspired the hope that a popular revolt somewhere would end the war...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1914 and 1918

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: prison

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:

Emrys Daniel Hughes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1894

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of miner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

The French Revolution

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

1387

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:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1387, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Emrys Daniel Hughes, "Welsh Rebel" in The National Library of Scotland

   
   
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