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Record 4175

Reading Experience:

'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest for literature", propelling him directly to Lamb, Hazlitt's Essays and Ruskin's The Crown of Wild Olives. Later... he joined the library committee of the Miners' Institute in Maesteg, made friends with the librarian, and advised him on acquisitions. Thus he could read all the books he wanted: Marx, Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marshall, economic and trade union history, Fabian Essays, Thomas Hardy, Meredith, Kipling and Dickens'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Maesteg
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:D.R. Davies
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1889
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: miner's son
Religion: Methodist
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: David Ricardo
Title: n/a
Genre: Social Science, Politics, Economics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4175  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classe
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 240
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classe (New Haven, 2001), p. 240,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

See D.R. Davies, 'In Search of Myself', no further ref. traceable in Rose



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