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Record 12642

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'This book made a deep and lasting impression upon me because, apart from its profound human interest in the widest sense of the term, the agonising process of revaluation of regeneration, which it portrays, took place in the grim prison where my own initiation into the way of the transgressor first began.'
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:Stuart Wood [pseud?]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Feb 1885
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of master craftsman, but habitual criminal
Religion: family Methodist but becomes athiest
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: Oscar Wilde
Title: Ballad of Reading Gaol or De Profundis
Genre: Social Science, Autobiog / Diary, Law, crime
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12642  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stuart Wood
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1932
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir (London, 1932), p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12642, accessed: 01 February 2023

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