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Record Number: 11442


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We had, at home, a huge Family Bible -one of the brass-bound sort -with fine fat type and hundreds of illustrations. It was always safe to leave me with this Bible lying on my belly on the hearthrug before the fire -while my mother went out somewhere with my sisters. They would find me even three hours later just where and as I had been left. That Bible with its illustrations by Gustave Dore and Felix Philipotteaux, was a joy and a solace for years. Especially the battle-pictures and those of storm and wreck. There was one of Joshua's army storming a hill fortress -with the great iron-studded door crashing down before the onrush of mighty men with huge-headed axes -that never failed to thrill...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 21 Aug 1879 and 21 Aug 1894

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home, living room, on rug before the fire

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 A. Jackson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Aug 1879

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, reading boy at printers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

The Bible

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Family Bible, illustrated by Gustave Dore and Felix Philipoteaux

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11442

Source:

Print

Author:

T.A. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

T.A. Jackson, Solo Trumpet: Some memories of Socialist agitation and propaganda, (London, 1953), p. 14, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11442, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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