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Record Number: 2806


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Edgar Wallace recalled] the teacher read aloud "The Arabian Nights". "The colour and beauty of the East stole through the foggy windows of Reddin's Road School. Here was a magic carpet indeed that transported forty none too cleanly little boys into the palace of the Caliphs, through the spicy bazaars of Bagdad, hand in hand with the king of kings".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: Reddin's Road School

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:

Listener:

Edward Wallace

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1875

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

fish porter's adopted son, later popular novelist

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:

Anon

Title:

Arabian Nights

Genre:

Fiction, fairy stories

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

2806

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:

158

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 158, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2806, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Edgar Wallace, 'Wallace' pp.16-18

   
   
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