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Record 1440

Reading Experience:

'At Ruskin College he was exposed to Marx, but he found a more compelling Utopian prophet when he read Lewis Carroll to his daughters: "Then one could look at life and affairs from the proper angle, for was not all our work to this end - that little children should live in their Wonderland, and mothers and fathers be heartful of the good of life because they were".'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 1932
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:Jack Lawson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1881
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: ex-collier, member of Labour party
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
his daughters
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lewis Carroll
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1440  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 53
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 53,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

See Jack Lawson, 'A Man's Life' (London, 1932)



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