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Record 1470

Reading Experience:

'Blatchford, once he read it carefully found [Samuel Smiles's Self Help] "one of the most delightful and invigorating books it has been my happy fortune to meet with".'
Century: 1850-1899
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:Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Mar 1851
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Soldier then socialist journalist, Fabian society activist
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: Samuel Smiles
Title: Self Help
Genre: Textbook / self-education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1470  
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: 68
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 68,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

See Robert Blatchford, 'A Book About Books' (London, 1903) p.233



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