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Record Number: 2769


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[J.M. Dent's] reading was marked by the autodidact's characteristic enthusiasm and spottiness. He knew Pilgrim's Progress, Milton, Cowper, Thomson's Seasons and Young's Night Thoughts; but...did not read Shakespeare seriously until he was nearly thirty'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1877 and 31 Dec 1879

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Darlington

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:

Joseph Malaby Dent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

printer then publisher

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:

William Shakespeare

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2769

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:

132

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2769, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See J.M. Dent, The House of Dent: 1888-1938, (London, 1938)

   
   
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