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Record Number: 32414


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The book of my boyhood was, however, the "Pilgrim's Progress", a beautiful edition of which was given me by a paternal uncle. I used to read it from morning to night, and could not but believe the pilgrimage to be a real one, and often wished my mother to set out, with me and my sister, upon the journey. She endeavoured to explain that it set forth the pilgrimage through this world to a better; but I could not understand how it could be, and longed to visit the House Beautiful, and even to brave the lions, and the grim fangs of Apollyon. This book it was that early awakened my imaginative powers.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1817 and 1827

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kettering
county: Northamptonshire

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:

John Leatherland

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Velvet weaver

Religion:

Baptist

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:

John Bunyan

Title:

Pilgrim's Progress

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

32414

Source:

Print

Author:

John Leatherland

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

4-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Leatherland, Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir, (London, 1862), p. 4-5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32414, accessed: 16 October 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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