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Record Number: 6869


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?In January 1860, appeared the Cornhill magazine, with Thackeray as its editor. The price was a shilling? As soon as I knew it was on sale, I walked to Beddington and came home the proud possessor of the first number. Thackeray?s "Roundabout papers" and some of his stories I read with much gusto. Before the year was out there appeared in the Cornhill a series of remarkable papers by John Ruskin, "Unto this last". These I read with avidity from beginning to end. Long and deep did I ponder over them. The style ? so simple, so beautiful, so telling ? captivated me??

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1860

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Northumberland

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:

Thomas Burt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Pitman, later MP

Religion:

Methodist

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:

[n/a]

Title:

The Cornhill Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6869

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Burt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1924

Vol:

n/a

Page:

144

Additional Comments:

Citation:

Thomas Burt, Thomas Burt, M. P., D. C. L., pitman & privy councillor : an autobiography (London, 1924), p. 144, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6869, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

In this journal, he read with particular interest William Thackeray's 'Roundabout papers' and John Ruskin's 'Unto this last'.

   
   
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