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Record 12720

Reading Experience:

'It was about noon, and the officers had all gone home to their dinners, when, as I sat on my stool munching my loaf and reading Boswell's "Life of Dr Johnson", I heard a shuffling of feet outside and my cell-door was thrown open by the patrol'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Apr 1901 and 31 Apr 1901
Country: England
Time: afternoon: noon
Place: specific address: Wormwood Scrubs
other location: in his prison cell
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: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: habitual criminal
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: James Boswell
Title: Life of Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID: 12720  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Twenty-five years in seventeen prisons
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1903
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 197
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: [anon], Twenty-five years in seventeen prisons (London, 1903), p. 197,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:



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