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Record Number: 1789


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In [Ashington Mechanics' Institute] library [Chester Armstrong] discovered a "new world", a "larger environment" in Defoe, Marryat, Fenimore Cooper, Dickens and Jules Verne.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ashington
specific address: Mechanics' Institute Library
other location: Mechanics' Institute Library

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:

Chester Armstrong

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

miner

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
Ashington Mechanics' Institute Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

1789

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:

74

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 74, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1789, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Chester Amrstrong, 'Pilgrimage from Nenthead'.

   
   
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