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Record 2832

Reading Experience:

'Jack Common recalled that his mother brought him a secondhand and severely abridged "Life of Johnson" for 1d., and he had to read it several times before he even partially absorbed it'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1903 and 31 Dec 1921
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Jack Common
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1903
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: later socialist writer
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 Boswell
Title: Life of Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: abridged edition
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2832  
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: 164
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 164,, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

See Jack Common, 'Kiddar's Luck', pp.89-90



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