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Record Number: 6567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Martin] suffered but little violent pain until the day he died. Up to that period he sought amusement in cheerful and entertaining books. A child of his landlady read to him as he lay upon a sofa, while he endeavoured to fancy himself, as he said, a gentleman of fashion paying the penalty of a debouch.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Martin, printer's apprentice, while ill.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction, 'amusing books'

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6567

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Manby Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The working man's way in the world

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1857

Vol:

n/a

Page:

12

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world (London, 1857), p. 12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6567, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

date of experience probably Circa 1822

   
   
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