Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 2144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In this room was a number of books, and among them every thing which had been published by Thomas Paine, all these I had read and cheap editions were in my possession; but here was one which I had not seen, namely, "the Age of Reason Part 1". I read it with delight.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1794 and 31 Apr 1794

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Wych street
location in dwelling: at lodgings

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:

Francis Place

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

leather breeches maker

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:

Thomas Paine

Title:

Age of Reason

Genre:

Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

2144

Source:

Print

Author:

Francis Place

Editor:

Mary Thale

Title:

The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854)

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

126

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 126, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2144, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design