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Record 2808

Reading Experience:

'T.A. Jackson credited his Board school teachers with starting him on his career as a Marxist philosopher. They introduced him to Greek mythology, "which in time brought me to Frazer and the immensities and infinitudes of "The Golden Bough", and all that that implies".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 21 Aug 1879
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: Board 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:Thomas A. Jackson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1879
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: later politician
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: James George Frazer
Title: "The Golden Bough"
Genre: History, Social Science, Philosophy, mythology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2808  
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: 161
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 161,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:

See T.A. Jackson, TS autobiography at Brunel University



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