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Record 5753

Reading Experience:

'As a ?1-a-week warehouse clerk in the early 1920s, H.E. Bates spent most of the workday with Conrad, Hardy, Wells, Bennett, Galsworthy, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1920 and 31 Dec 1925
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: county: Northamptonshire
other location: at work
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:Herbert Ernest Bates
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 May 1905
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: clerk, later author
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: Willa Cather
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5753  
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: 417
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 417,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

See H.E. Bates, The Vanished World (London, 1969) pp.143-8



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