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Record 933

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The mother of Joseph Wright, the millworker-philologist, did not learn to read until age forty-eight, and then apparently never ventured beyond the New Testament, Pilgrim's Progress and a translation of Klopstock's Messiah'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:mother of Joseph Wright
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Primitive Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Bunyan
Title: Pilgrim's Progress
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 933  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=933, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

see Elizabeth Mary Wright, 'The Life of Joseph Wright' (London, 1932) pp20-21

 

 

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