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Record 2786

Reading Experience:

'every day Spike Mays ran to his East Anglia school, where he studied "Robinson Crusoe", "Gulliver's Travels" and "Tales from Shakespeare".'
Century: 1900-1945
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: East Anglia
other location: School
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:Spike Mays
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1907
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
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: Jonathan Swift
Title: "Gulliver's Travels"
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID: 2786  
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: 157
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 157,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

See Spike Mays, 'Reuben's Corner' (London, 1980) pp.64-76



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