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Record Number: 3356


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[according to Stan Dickens]"There was one book that we all thought was sensational" - Aristotle's Masterpiece. "At last we understood what was meant when, during Scripture lessons, reference was made to 'the mother's womb'".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Nunningford

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:

Stan Dickens

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Nonconformist

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:

Aristotle's Masterpiece

Genre:

Medicine, Reference / General works, sex manual

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3356

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:

207

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 207, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3356, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Stan Dickens, 'Bending the Twig' (Ilfracombe, 1975), Ch.16

   
   
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