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Record Number: 1992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As a child, William Heaton the Yorkshire weaver-poet, "rambled with Christian from his home in the wilderness to the Celestial City; mused over his hair-breadth escapes, and his conflict with Giant Despair", enjoying it exactly as he enjoyed Roderick Random and Robinson Crusoe.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Yorkshire

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:

William Heaton

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1805

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

later weaver and poet

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1992

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:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 104, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1992, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

See William Heaton, 'The Old Soldier (london, 1857) pp. xvi-xvii

   
   
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