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Record Number: 4983


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'East End socialist Walter Southgate remembered that Dick Turpin and Buffalo Bill stories "were condemned by our teachers (all from middle class backgrounds) who would confiscate them", but he appreciated the generic similarities to "Robinson Crusoe", the Waverley novels and "The Last of the Mohicans"'.

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1895 and 1910

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: East End

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:

Walter Southgate

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1890

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

later a socialist

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4983

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:

369

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 369, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4983, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

See Walter Southgate, 'That's the Way it Was', pp57-8 - no further ref. traceable in Rose notes

   
   
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