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Record 7951

Reading Experience:

?There were no free libraries, so the younger hands joined with me in starting a "Literary Fund" of our own, towards which each paid three-halfpence a week. The papers and books bought for general reading were afterwards divided. In our little club the "Cornhill Magazine", from its start under Thackeray?s editorship, was read and discussed; also Dickens?s successive productions. I call to mind many serious books, as well as "Cassell?s Magazine" and the "London Journal", in which appeared Miss Braddon?s great story of "Henry Dunbar", then entitled "The Outcasts".?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:Printers and compositors at Thomas Catling's place of work, Edward Lloyd's publishing house
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: compositors and printers
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reading aloud to each other may have taken place at work, there was certainly discussion of the texts.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Title: The Outcasts or Henry Dunbar
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: read as a serial published in The London Journal, as "The Outcasts"
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 7951  
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: 66-67
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage (London, 1911), p. 66-67,, accessed: 03 December 2023

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