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Record Number: 4974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Children's Papers could lead readers to great literature in more direct ways. As Willis noted, "Union Jack" serialised abridgements of Walter Scott novels, with more sensational titles, and the "Chatterbox Christmas Annual" for 1890 introduced him to Dr Johnson'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Frederick Willis

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

hatmaker

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

[various works, abridged]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

novels abridged and serialised in the Union Jack

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4974

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:

368

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 368, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4974, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Frederick Willis, '101 Jubilee Road: A Book of London Yesterdays' (London, 1948) pp. 109-10

   
   
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