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Record 29100

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Dickens ... recalled that as a schoolboy he used to buy the Terrific Register, "making myself unspeakably miserable, and frightening my very wits out of my head, for the small charge of a penny weekly; which, considering that there was an illustration to every number in which there was always a pool of blood, and at least one body, was cheap."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date:
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:Charles Dickens
Age Child (0-17)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Schoolboy, son of a clerk
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: The Terrific Register
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29100  
Source - Print  
  Author: Richard Altick
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900
  Place of Publication: Columbus, OH
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 321
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Richard Altick, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900 (Columbus, OH, 1998), p. 321, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29100, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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