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

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Record Number: 4833


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Alice Foley's father was an often drunk, sometimes violent Irish factory worker in Bolton, but when 'in sober mood, he read aloud to the family the novels of Dickens and George Eliot'."

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bolton

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:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Factory worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

Family members


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4833

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader: 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

231

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914, (Oxford, 1993), p. 231, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4833, accessed: 18 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Alice Foley, A Bolton Childhood (1973) 12.

   
   
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