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Record 3838

Reading Experience:

'At age thirteen or fourteen John Edmonds, who was reading "The Cloister and the Hearth" with a lower-midddle-class girlfriend, asked her how Margaret had become pregnant. (He assumed pregnancy followed automatically from marriage and cohabitation). She laughed, told him he was silly, and offered a "surprisingly accurate" explanation'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1924 and 31 Dec 1925
Country: n/a
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:John Edmonds
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1911
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Reade
Title: The Cloister and the Hearth
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3838  
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: 215
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 215,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:

See John Edmonds "The Lean Years" pp.83-4.



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