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Record 1555

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Evidence of Abel Heywood to Select Committee considering abolition of newspaper stamps: "This 'Court of London' I consider is a test of the taste of the readers generally; I think between this 'Court of London' and the others [other cheap publications] there is a very wide line of distinction; I have read some portion of it, and it draws scenes of profligacy as strongly as it is possible for any writer to do, and the feelings are excited to a very high pitch by it; indeed some look upon it as an indecent publication; but it is not in reality an indecent publication because I do not believe that any words appear that are vulgar; but certainly the language is of a more exciting kind and directed to excite the passions of its readers."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1850
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
   
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:Abel Heywood
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: general publisher and newspaper agent
Religion: n/a
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: G.W.M. Reynolds
Title: The Mysteries of the Court of London
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
purpose to sell

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1555  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 374,

Citation: Parliamentary Papers, Select Committee on Newspaper Stamps [Commons] 1851 (facsimile edition, Irish University Press, Shannon, 1969), p. 374, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1555, accessed: 04 October 2022

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