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Record Number: 7001


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?There were no free libraries, so the younger hands joined with me in starting a "Literary Fund" of our own, towards which each paid three-halfpence a week. The papers and books bought for general reading were afterwards divided. In our little club the "Cornhill Magazine", from its start under Thackeray?s editorship, was read and discussed; also Dickens?s successive productions. I call to mind many serious books, as well as "Cassell?s Magazine" and the "London Journal", in which appeared Miss Braddon?s great story of "Henry Dunbar", then entitled "The Outcasts".?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Printers and compositors at Thomas Catling's place of work, Edward Lloyd's publishing house

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

compositors and printers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reading aloud to each other may have taken place at work, there was certainly discussion of the texts.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

[works]

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, presumably Dickens's fiction and journals

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

7001

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Catling

Editor:

n/a

Title:

My Life's Pilgrimage

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1911

Vol:

n/a

Page:

66-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Catling, My Life's Pilgrimage, (London, 1911), p. 66-7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7001, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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