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Record 7387

Reading Experience:

'About this time I also gained the good-will of an aged woman who sold cakes, sweetmeals, and fruit, and was moreover a dealer in little books...I had even then a taste for reading which was here qualified by me being permitted to read all the little stories which she kept on sale. They were, in truth, childish trifles, but I still think of them with pleasure because they were associated in my case with many pleasant recollections.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1797 and 31 Dec 1799
Country: England
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:Thomas Carter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Son of a soldier
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: [unknown]
Title: [stories]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit, Ephemera, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: evidence suggests chapbooks?
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Borrowed from street vendor


Source Information:

Record ID: 7387  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 20
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 20,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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