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Record Number: 6605


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I got my [first] peep into "Robinson Crusoe" and the "Arabian Nights" at the home of an old uncle of mine. But even though these two wonderful books have been read and enjoyed by millions, I am afraid I could never thoroughly master the contents of either of them.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1831 and 31 Dec 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: South Mimms
county: Hertfordshire
location in dwelling: Uncle's house

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:

William Tinsley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Jul 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Son of a gamekeeper

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, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from uncle.


Source Information:

Record ID:

6605

Source:

Print

Author:

William Tinsley

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Random recollections of an old publisher

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1900

Vol:

1

Page:

9-10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Tinsley, Random recollections of an old publisher, (London, 1900), 1, p. 9-10, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6605, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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