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Record 8237

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questions in theology and metaphysics, books on history, belle lettres, and science. I even read the celebrated Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire three times from beginning to end".'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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: anon
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice shoemaker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Gibbon
Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8237  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 120
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8237, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Quotation from 'Dundee Factory Boy', Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy, ed. J. Myles (Dundee, 1850) p.64.

 

 

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