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Record 3151

Reading Experience:

Thomas Burke on reading The Bookman as teenager, in Son of London (1947, 1948): "'I lived through each month for it; after each issue I was looking impatiently for the next. It was my only peep-hole into ... the world where I was at home ... Its gossip, its reviews, its portraits ... its studies of the figures of English literature, and its publisher's advertisements, it was my Magic Lantern."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Thomas Burke
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Bookman
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3151  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philp Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 114,, accessed: 28 January 2023

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