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Record 5923

Reading Experience:

'I got thro 6 chapters of Count Fathom- about an hours undertaking- and this has been the way thro my whole readings- a chapter at one hour - the volume thrown aside for perhaps two more- take it up make another attempt- ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 31 Jan 1803
Country: England
Time: morning
daytime: All day
Place: city: London
other location: in Booksellers' shop while working.
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:William Upcott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1779
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Bookseller's assistant, Pall Mall, London
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: Tobias George Smollett
Title: The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 5923  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: William Upcott
  Title: [Diary 1803-1807]
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 32, 558.
  Page/folio: 13

Citation: William Upcott, [Diary 1803-1807] British Library, p. Add 32, 558., p. 13,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:



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