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Record 2801

Reading Experience:

'"In my childhood, I never met another who could not read", [H.M. Tomlinson] recalled. "Some of them could be so excited by the printed page that they passed on the fun they had found, and thus... I was introduced to Mayne Reid, and again to Harrison Ainsworth, with "The Headless Horseman" and "Rookwood"".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
other location: East End
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:H.M. Tomlinson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1872
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: dockworker's son, later author
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: Thomas Mayne Reid
Title: "The Headless Horseman"
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
lent by friends


Source Information:

Record ID: 2801  
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: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 158,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

See H.M. Tomlinson, "A Mingled Yarn" (London, 1953) pp.11-13



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