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

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Record Number: 25677


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'If one may judge from the young men and women in their twenties who call here - one must accept that exceptionally few of them have any interest in serious or solid reading; indeed, many seem to read hardly anything at all. Last night, for example, M- admitted that she had never read a book through; and her boyfriend claimed that once as a test of will-power he had forced himself to read through three books by Conrad. It would certainly appear that the interwar years had produced a generation restless, and recreated by light amusements.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 15 Mar 1943

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25677

Source:

Print

Author:

William Soutar

Editor:

Alexander Scott

Title:

Diaries of a dying man

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1954

Vol:

n/a

Page:

173

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man, (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 173, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25677, accessed: 19 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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