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Record 4982

Reading Experience:

'East End socialist Walter Southgate remembered that Dick Turpin and Buffalo Bill stories "were condemned by our teachers (all from middle class backgrounds) who would confiscate them", but he appreciated the generic similarities to "Robinson Crusoe", the Waverley novels and "The Last of the Mohicans".'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Between 1895 and 1910
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: school
other location: East End
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:Walter Southgate
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1890
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: later a socialist
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:

Title: [penny dreadfuls about Dick Turpin and Buffalo Bill]
Genre: Children's Lit, Biography, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: cheap 'penny dreadful' booklets
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4982  
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: 369
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 369,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

See Walter Southgate, 'That's the Way it Was', pp57-8 - no further ref. traceable in Rose notes



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