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Record 11436

Reading Experience:

'It [central London] was truly a wonder world, for I seeing it not merely with my eyes of flesh but with the eyes of heightened imagination; -seeing it not only through spectacles manufactured by an optician, but through glasses supplied by magicians names Charles Dickens, Walter Scott, William Makepeace Thackeray, Joseph Addison, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Toby Smollett, Sam Johnson and Will Shakespeare himself. Had I scraped an acquaintance with all these before I was fifteen? I knew them well! -and that was the trouble. I was book hungry, and I found a land where books were accessible in a quantity and variety sufficient to satisfy even my uncontrolled voracity.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 21 Aug 1879 and 21 Aug 1894
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 A. Jackson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1879
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers
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: Joseph Addison
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11436  
Source - Print  
  Author: T.A. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 12
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda (London, 1953), p. 12,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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