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Record Number: 7371


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?We even formed a magazine club ? purchasing periodicals, reading them in turn, and then distributing them among the members. Thackeray?s "Virginians" and Dickens?s "Little Dorrit" were, I recollect, among the serials for which we subscribed.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: office in Fleet Street

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:

Reading Group:

William Adams and colleagues at the office of the 'Illustrated Times'

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentices, printers, compositors at work on this newspaper

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

The serials may have been read at work to members of the subscription group as well as/ instead of being taken away from the office.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Little Dorritt

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

7371

Source:

Print

Author:

William Edwin Adams

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Social Atom

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1903

Vol:

2

Page:

334

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Edwin Adams, Memoirs of a Social Atom, (London, 1903), 2, p. 334, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7371, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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