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Record 2775

Reading Experience:

'James Murray, a Glasgow woodcarver, represented the kind of reader Dent and Rhys were trying to reach. He credited Everyman magazine with "opening up an entirely new set of ideas to which I had previously been a stranger. I became familiar with the names and works of all the truly great authors and poets, and was now throughly convinced I had been misplaced in my life's work". His reading ranged from Rasselas to Looking Backward'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Glasgow
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:James Murray
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1894
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: woodcarver
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Bellamy
Title: Looking Backward: 2000-1887
Genre: Fiction, Science, science fiction/utopian fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Everyman edition
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2775  
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: 136
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 136,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:

See James Murray, 'To Pashendaele and Back' - complete reference elusive in Rose's notes.



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