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Record 5603

Reading Experience:

'C.H. Rolph... picked up [a message that "well-trained impis could outwit upper-class English duffers"] from S. Clarke Hook's stories of Jack, Sam and Pete in the Boys' Friend Threepenny Library. Jack and Sam were white boys and their friend Pete was a black superhero, "who was not only stronger than Samson but richer than Croesus".'
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:C.H. Rolph
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
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: S. Clarke Hook
Title: [Jack, Sam and Pete stories]
Genre: Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: stories were in Boys' Friend Threepenny Library
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5603  
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: 384
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 384,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

See C.H. Rolph, 'Living Twice' (London: Victor Gollancz, 1979), pp 12-13;37-39.



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