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Record Number: 5963


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Howard] Spring was the son of a Cardiff gardener who bought his children secondhand copies of "Tom Jones" and "Swiss Family Robinson", and read aloud from "Pilgrim's Progress", "Robinson Crusoe" and Charles Dickens'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1900

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cardiff

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:

Spring

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

gardener

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

Howard Spring and other children


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5963

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:

421

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 421, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5963, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Howard Spring, 'Heaven', pp. 11-12, 16.

   
   
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