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Record Number: 7000


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?This period gave me unnumbered hours for reading, and I devoured everything that came in my way, novels, histories, travels, even "The lives of the Stoics". There was no such thing as a free library then, so enough money was scraped up for a subscription one, the first volume borrowed being Dickens?s newly published "Bleak House".?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

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:

Thomas Catling

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Sep 1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice compositor at newspaper (later journalist)

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Bleak House

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

7000

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Catling

Editor:

n/a

Title:

My Life's Pilgrimage

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1911

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7000, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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