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

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Record Number: 7388


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In this way I beguiled many a tedious hour at the time I am now referring to, and also during several years following, towards the close of which I thus contrived to read "Robinson Crusoe" and a brief "History of England", with some other books whose titles I do not now remember. The books that first fell in my way, besides those that belonged to my parents, were few and of little worth.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1797 and 31 Dec 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: at home

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:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Son of soldier

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7388

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man, (London, 1845), p. 25-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7388, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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