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Record 1063

Reading Experience:

'[Robert Blatchford] found Sartor Resartus intimidating: "after reading the famous meditaton on the sleeping city, I threw the book across the room. I felt I should never be able to write like that".'
Century: 1850-1899
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:Robert Blatchford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1851
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: editor of socialist paper The Clarion
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Sartor Resartus
Genre: Fiction, History, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1063  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 47,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

See Robert Blatchford, 'My Eighty Years', (London, 1931), pp.169-70



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