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Record 1971

Reading Experience:

'the only fiction [Robert] Roberts read as a boy was an abridged Welsh-language Robinson Crusoe'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: county: Denbighshire
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 Roberts
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1834
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: farmer's son, later a scholar
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Daniel Defoe
Title: Robinson Crusoe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Welsh abridged edition
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1971  
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: 96-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 96-7,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

See W.H. Davies, ed. 'The Life and Opinions of Robert Roberts, A Wandering Scholar' (Cardiff, 1923)



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