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Record Number: 202


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'If Clynes needed a second lesson in the subversive power of print, it came when his foreman nearly sacked him for sneaking a look at "Paradise Lost" during a work break at the mill.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

daytime: work break at the mill

Place:

at the mill, presumably Oldham

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:

J.R. Clynes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1869

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

millworker; later a Labour MP

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Milton

Title:

Paradise Lost

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

202

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:

26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=202, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See J.R. Clynes, "Memoirs: 1869-1924" (London, 1937) p.45

   
   
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