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Record Number: 7314


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?At length, "Robinson Crusoe" ? that ever-exciting day dream of boys ? fell in our way. I read it to him, as I had done the others, and for a long time both Sam?s ideas and mine were owned and fascinated by the descriptions of sea-dangers, shipwrecks, and lone islands with savages, and far-off countries teeming with riches and plenty.?

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Middleton
county: Lancashire

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:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of muslin weaver and part-time teacher

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Friend named Sam


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7314

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

94-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 94-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7314, accessed: 27 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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