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Record Number: 4302


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1925 Ifan Edwards was driven by unemployment to read Das Kapital in the public library. "It took him about four hundred pages of close print to come to the crux of his argument in the classic illustration of a labourer looking for a job in a factory, and, as he said, expecting nothing but a hiding", Edwards remembered. "This little aside appealed to me very much, as I had had one or two hidings myself".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1925

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: public library

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:

Ifan Edwards

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

unemployed

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Karl Marx

Title:

Das Kapital

Genre:

Social Science, Politics, Economics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read in library


Source Information:

Record ID:

4302

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:

307

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 307, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4302, accessed: 24 May 2022


Additional Comments:

See Ifan Edwards, No Gold on My Shovel (London, 1947) pp.173-8

   
   
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