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Record Number: 2810


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'T.A. Jackson credited his Board school teachers with starting him on his career as a Marxist philosopher. They introduced him to Greek mythology, "which in time brought me to Frazer and the immensities and infinitudes of "The Golden Bough", and all that that implies".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

From: 21 Aug 1879

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Board 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:

Reader:

Thomas A. Jackson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Aug 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

later politician

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:

Title:

[Greek myths]

Genre:

Classics, mythology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID:

2810

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:

161

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2810, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See T.A. Jackson, TS autobiography at Brunel University

   
   
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