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

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Record Number: 2786


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'every day Spike Mays ran to his East Anglia school, where he studied "Robinson Crusoe", "Gulliver's Travels" and "Tales from Shakespeare".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: East Anglia
other location: School

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:

Spike Mays

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1907

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

"Gulliver's Travels"

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID:

2786

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:

157

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 157, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2786, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

See Spike Mays, 'Reuben's Corner' (London, 1980) pp.64-76

   
   
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