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Record 10157

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Never thought much about it, took it for granted. One thing it's done is make people's nerves on edge all the time, wars and all that, get sick of it. . . . Pictures you get used to, they're all the same. . . . You can get about easier. . . . I don't blame them as finds things out, it's them as is let use the things wot they find out. . . . I read a bit about that new car, don't know what it means though. They're always finding things out now. All right if we knew how to use them, first thing they do is to put men on the shelf before they're grown up. . . . Sometimes think if they had a rest from thinking how they can make more money out of us-that's what they do it for.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Electrical worker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [newspaper?]
Genre: Technology
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10157  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: 'Britain by Mass-Observation' (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1939), p. 18, 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: 'Britain by Mass-Observation' (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1939), p. 18, 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=10157, accessed: 28 February 2024

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