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Record 4236

Reading Experience:

'Wil John Edwards...pursued Gibbon, Hardy, Swinburne and Meredith. His reading was suggested by the literary pages of the Clarion, the librarian at the Miners' Institute (who directed him to Don Quixote) and [guidance from fellow pit workers].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
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:Wil John Edwards
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1888
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: collier
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: Miguel de Cervantes
Title: Don Quixote
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
Miners' Institute Library


Source Information:

Record ID: 4236  
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: 243
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 243,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

See Wil John Edwards, 'From the Valley I came', pp44-8, no further ref traceable in Rose.



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