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Record Number: 5603


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'C.H. Rolph... picked up [a message that "well-trained impis could outwit upper-class English duffers"] from S. Clarke Hook's stories of Jack, Sam and Pete in the Boys' Friend Threepenny Library. Jack and Sam were white boys and their friend Pete was a black superhero, "who was not only stronger than Samson but richer than Croesus".'

Century:

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:

C.H. Rolph

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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:

S. Clarke Hook

Title:

[Jack, Sam and Pete stories]

Genre:

Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

stories were in Boys' Friend Threepenny Library

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5603

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:

384

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 384, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5603, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See C.H. Rolph, 'Living Twice' (London: Victor Gollancz, 1979), pp 12-13;37-39.

   
   
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