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

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Record Number: 29100


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dickens ... recalled that as a schoolboy he used to buy the Terrific Register, "making myself unspeakably miserable, and frightening my very wits out of my head, for the small charge of a penny weekly; which, considering that there was an illustration to every number in which there was always a pool of blood, and at least one body, was cheap."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Schoolboy, son of a clerk

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Terrific Register

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

29100

Source:

Print

Author:

Richard Altick

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900

Place of Publication:

Columbus, OH

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

321

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Richard Altick, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900, (Columbus, OH, 1998), p. 321, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29100, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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