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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 20322


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'For most of my first term I rose at [5 a.m.] and bathed and shaved and dressed, and read till breakfast time - until neighbours compained about the noise I made in the echoing ablutions, when I ran a bath or flushed the toilet and sometimes, forgetfully, strolled about whistling'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1939 and 1 Jan 1940

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford
specific address: Ruskin College

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:

Ralph Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1916

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later economist

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

England, of Lithuanian extraction

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20322

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Gorbals Boy at Oxford

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

13

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Gorbals Boy at Oxford (London, 1988), p. 13, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20322, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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