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Record Number: 8164


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I now became anxious to read all that came in any way, and like most juveniles, felt a deep interest in the reading of "Robinson Crusoe", Philip Quarll, Boyle's Travels, and other such books as our school library contained.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 31 Dec 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hull

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:

Christopher Thomson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1799

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice ship builder

Religion:

Methodist

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 (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

8164

Source:

Print

Author:

Christopher Thomson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Autobiography of an artisan

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1847

Vol:

n/a

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Christopher Thomson, Autobiography of an artisan, (London, 1847), p. 65, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8164, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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