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Record 2360

Reading Experience:

'[Robinson Crusoe] was Thomas Jordan's favorite book, read through in one sitting at age eleven. The promise of "faraway places fired my imagination" and ultimately inspired him, the son of an iliterate miner, to leave the pits of his Durham mining village and join the Army'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1902 and 31 Dec 1904
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Durham
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:Thomas Jordan
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1892
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: miner, later soldier
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: Daniel Defoe
Title: Robinson Crusoe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2360  
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: 109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 109,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

See Thomas Jordan MS in Brunel University Library



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