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Record Number: 7387


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'About this time I also gained the good-will of an aged woman who sold cakes, sweetmeals, and fruit, and was moreover a dealer in little books...I had even then a taste for reading which was here qualified by me being permitted to read all the little stories which she kept on sale. They were, in truth, childish trifles, but I still think of them with pleasure because they were associated in my case with many pleasant recollections.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1797 and 31 Dec 1799

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Son of a soldier

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[stories]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

evidence suggests chapbooks?

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Borrowed from street vendor


Source Information:

Record ID:

7387

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7387, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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