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Record Number: 1971


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'the only fiction [Robert] Roberts read as a boy was an abridged Welsh-language Robinson Crusoe'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Denbighshire

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:

Robert Roberts

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1834

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

farmer's son, later a scholar

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Welsh abridged edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1971

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:

96-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 96-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1971, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

See W.H. Davies, ed. 'The Life and Opinions of Robert Roberts, A Wandering Scholar' (Cardiff, 1923)

   
   
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