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Record Number: 15663


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Spent the evening at the Mechanics, read a Review in Blackwood of Barnum's work "The Life of a Showman" the critic shows no mercy & really the book is such an impudent acknowledgement of chicanery & deception that it richly deserves the castigation it receives, particularly as the Author after glorying in the possession of a large fortune made by gulling the public with a manufactured mermaid & even more unpardonable trickeries snuffles cant & professes piety.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

18 May 1855

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
other location: Mechanics' Institute

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:

John Buckley Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 May 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Gaoler

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Blackwood's Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

15663

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15663, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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