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

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Record Number: 5128


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" ... a young compositor encounters Macaulay for the first time: "'Bernard Shaw tells me how he could get more intoxication from Mozart and Beethoven than any common mortal could from a bottle of brandy. I was as intoxicated that day far more completely than wine or whisky have ever made me, and intoxicated by literary art, as well as by the pageantry of its historical theme.'"

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Compositor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5128

Source:

Print

Author:

David Vincent

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

David Vincent, The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe (Oxford, 2000), p. 24, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5128, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from T. A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet (London, 1953) 19-20.

   
   
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