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Record Number: 1567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Statement of a juvenile offender: "I was never in prison before. I have been twice discharged, and am now waiting for trial... I have heard the 'Life of Jack Sheppard' read; it did not lead me to think of anything good, but I am sure it would lead young folks to do everything bad. The man I heard read it lived in a house in Gore-street, and sold penny-beer, asnd other things: it is a house where men and boys meet"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Liverpool
specific address: Gore street
other location: a thieves' kitchen or house of ill fame

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

probably proprietor of thieves' kitchen or house of ill fame

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

J.H., aged 17, juvenile offender, and probably other boys of similar age and description


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Harrison Ainsworth

Title:

Jack Sheppard

Genre:

Fiction, History, crime

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group
reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

1567

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 415-6,

Citation:

Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Criminal and Destitute Juveniles [Commons] 1852 (facsimile edn Irish University Press, Shannon, 1970), p. 415-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1567, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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