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Record 1275

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Henry Mayhew interviews a crossing sweeper: "Sometimes, after I get home, I read a book, if I can borrow one. What do I read? Well, novels, when I can get them. What did I read last night? Well, Reynolds's Miscellany; before that I read the Pilgrim's Progress. I have read it three times over; but there's always something new in it."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: evening: after work
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at his lodgings
   
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: ?
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: crossing sweeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, novels
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1275  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry Mayhew
  Editor: n/a
  Title: London Labour and the London Poor
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: 2
  Page: 474
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor (London, 1861), 2, p. 474, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1275, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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