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

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Record Number: 3335


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-four... Has read Shakespeare, Burns, Keats, Scott, Tennyson, Dickens, Vanity Fair, The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, biography and history'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1894 and 31 Dec 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sheffield

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:

questionaire respondent

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1894

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

machinist in shell factory

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam

Genre:

Poetry, translation of Persian myth

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

translation by Edward Fitzgerald

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3335

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:

192

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 192, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3335, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See [Arnold Freeman]'The Equipment of the Workers' (London, 1919)

   
   
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