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Record 7740

Reading Experience:

?This period gave me unnumbered hours for reading, and I devoured everything that came in my way, novels, histories, travels, even "The lives of the Stoics". There was no such thing as a free library then, so enough money was scraped up for a subscription one, the first volume borrowed being Dickens?s newly published "Bleak House".?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: 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:Thomas Catling
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Sep 1838
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice compositor at newspaper (later journalist)
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: The lives of the Stoics
Genre: Other religious, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7740  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Catling
  Editor: n/a
  Title: My Life's Pilgrimage
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1911
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 26
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 26,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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