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Record 12093

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Later I had determined to spend a Whit-Monday at the Alexandra Palace, and on my way thither bought an eighteen-penny copy of Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus". Arriving at the Palace I sat down in a quiet corner to look through its pages. Fascinated, I read and read; hour succeeded hour; swings and roundabouts passed into oblivion.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1852 and 31 Dec 1870
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: Alexandra Palace
   
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 Okey
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1852
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: apprentice
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Sartor Resartus
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12093  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Okey
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1930
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Okey, A basketful of memories: An autobiographical sketch (London, 1930), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12093, accessed: 03 July 2022

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