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Record Number: 1555


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Evidence of Abel Heywood to Select Committee considering abolition of newspaper stamps: "This 'Court of London' I consider is a test of the taste of the readers generally; I think between this 'Court of London' and the others [other cheap publications] there is a very wide line of distinction; I have read some portion of it, and it draws scenes of profligacy as strongly as it is possible for any writer to do, and the feelings are excited to a very high pitch by it; indeed some look upon it as an indecent publication; but it is not in reality an indecent publication because I do not believe that any words appear that are vulgar; but certainly the language is of a more exciting kind and directed to excite the passions of its readers."

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1850

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester

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:

Abel Heywood

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

general publisher and newspaper agent

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


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

owned
purpose to sell


Source Information:

Record ID:

1555

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 374,

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 374, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1555, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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