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

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Record Number: 2360


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Robinson Crusoe] was Thomas Jordan's favorite book, read through in one sitting at age eleven. The promise of "faraway places fired my imagination" and ultimately inspired him, the son of an iliterate miner, to leave the pits of his Durham mining village and join the Army'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1902 and 31 Dec 1904

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Durham

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 Jordan

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

miner, later soldier

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:

2360

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:

109

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 109, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2360, accessed: 30 November 2021


Additional Comments:

See Thomas Jordan MS in Brunel University Library

   
   
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