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Record 5128

Reading Experience:

" ... a young compositor encounters Macaulay for the first time: "'Bernard Shaw tells me how he could get more intoxication from Mozart and Beethoven than any common mortal could from a bottle of brandy. I was as intoxicated that day far more completely than wine or whisky have ever made me, and intoxicated by literary art, as well as by the pageantry of its historical theme.'"
Century: 1850-1899, 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:

Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Compositor
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: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5128  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, The Rise of Mass Literacy: Reading and Writing in Moderrn Europe (Oxford, 2000), p. 24,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from T. A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet (London, 1953) 19-20.



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