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Record Number: 1440


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At Ruskin College he was exposed to Marx, but he found a more compelling Utopian prophet when he read Lewis Carroll to his daughters: "Then one could look at life and affairs from the proper angle, for was not all our work to this end - that little children should live in their Wonderland, and mothers and fathers be heartful of the good of life because they were".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 1932

Country:

England

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:

Jack Lawson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

ex-collier, member of Labour party

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

his daughters


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lewis Carroll

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1440

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:

53

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 53, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1440, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Jack Lawson, 'A Man's Life' (London, 1932)

   
   
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