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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 1822


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Alice Foley's illiterate mother objected to silent reading but responded well to Alice's reading of Alice in Wonderland]: "To my surprise, mother entered quite briskly into the activities of the rabbit hole. From that time onwards, I became mother's official reader and almost every day when I returned from school she would say coaxingly, 'Let's have a chapthur'."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening: after school

Place:

city: Bolton

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:

Alice Foley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

her mother


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lewis Carroll

Title:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

1822

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:

87

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 87, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1822, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

See Alice Foley, 'Bolton Childhood'

   
   
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