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Record Number: 5749


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As a ?1-a-week warehouse clerk in the early 1920s, H.E. Bates spent most of the workday with Conrad, Hardy, Wells, Bennett, Galsworthy, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1920 and 31 Dec 1925

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

county: Northamptonshire
other location: at work

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:

Herbert Ernest Bates

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 May 1905

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

clerk, later author

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:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5749

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:

417

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 417, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5749, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See H.E. Bates, The Vanished World (London, 1969) pp.143-8

   
   
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