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

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Record Number: 5220


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": "Arthur Harding, a professional criminal who grew up in the East End slum known as 'the Jago,' was quite impressed by A Tale of Two Cities and Dombey and Son when he read them in prison ..."

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: prison

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:

Arthur Harding

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Professional criminal

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

A Tale of Two Cities

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5220

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

John O. and Robert L. Jordan and Patten

Title:

Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

207

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John O. and Robert L. Jordan and Patten (ed.), Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices, (Cambridge, 1995), p. 207, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5220, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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