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Record Number: 20304


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Father was well read in politics and in the nineteenth century novelists, Dickens and Trollope being his favourites. But his reading nourished the sour scepticism that possesed him [and he suggested to Glasser that reading was a waste of time]'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 1 Oct 1939

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow

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:

Mr Glasser

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

factory worker

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

Lithuania

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

father of Ralph Glasser



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20304

Source:

Print

Author:

Ralph Glasser

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Growing up in the Gorbals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ralph Glasser, Growing up in the Gorbals, (London, 1986), p. 33, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20304, accessed: 05 April 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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