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Record Number: 15104


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Causes of their own crime, stated by convicts: '37. I became acquainted with some young fellows who had less regard for Sunday than I had been accustomed to. By degrees, I went once, instead of twice, to chapel; then I got fond of theatres - going, perhaps, once or twice a week; then came public houses, a distaste for religion, novel reading, Sunday newspapers, and an ardent desire to see what is termed "London Life", - that is, scenes of profligacy and vice.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

anon

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15104

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Kingsmill

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Chapters on prisons and prisoners

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1852, 2nd edn

Vol:

n/a

Page:

310

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Kingsmill, Chapters on prisons and prisoners (London, 1852, 2nd edn), p. 310, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15104, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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