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Record Number: 3362


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'For Tom Barclay, son of a Catholic rag-and-bone collector, the erotic episodes in the Douay Bible "aroused my curiosity as to sexual matters". He found some answers in secondhand schooltexts of Ovid, Juvenal and Catullus: though he knew no Latin beyond the Mass, the English notes offered plenty of background on the filthy loves of gods and goddesses".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Tom Barclay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

rag and bone collector's son

Religion:

Catholic

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:

Juvenal

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

school editions, in Latin but annotated in English

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3362

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:

209

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3362, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

See Tom Barclay, 'Memoirs and Medleys: The Autobiography of a Bottle-washer' (Leicester, 1934) pp.19-20

   
   
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