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Record 4974

Reading Experience:

'Children's Papers could lead readers to great literature in more direct ways. As Willis noted, "Union Jack" serialised abridgements of Walter Scott novels, with more sensational titles, and the "Chatterbox Christmas Annual" for 1890 introduced him to Dr Johnson'.
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:Frederick Willis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: hatmaker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: [various works, abridged]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: novels abridged and serialised in the Union Jack
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4974  
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: 368
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 368,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

See Frederick Willis, '101 Jubilee Road: A Book of London Yesterdays' (London, 1948) pp. 109-10



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