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Record 10018

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The conversation went on about Darwin's "Origin of species", and F. said to S. "tha doesn't favour a monkey, but tha acts like one." R. said "I think he's bloody crackers". S. went on to say their house was full of books, so F. said "Don't you think it's about time you started reading them". Eventually between them they got S. that tied up in argument he had to retire, and shook hands with us all and went home.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1941 and 31 Dec 1942
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: unknown
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
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, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Darwin
Title: Origin of species
Genre: Philosophy, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10018  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: 'The Pub and the People: A Worktown Study by Mass-Observation' (London, 1943), p. 189, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation: 'The Pub and the People: A Worktown Study by Mass-Observation' (London, 1943), p. 189, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10018, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

The evidence does show that one of the readers certainly read the book, while the other (the one who allegedly owns the book) may or may not have read it.

 

 

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