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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1800-1849'Charles Shaw's dependance upon a small Sunday school library in Tunstall [...] imparted a magnificent if involuntary scope to his education: '"I read "Robinson Crusoe...Charles Shaw Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1800-1849'Jenny & James [the Austen's servants] are walked to Charmouth this afternoon; - I am glad to have such an amusement for him - as I am very anxious for his being at once ...James anon Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Daniel DefoeThe Life and Adventures of Robinson CrusoePrint: Book
1800-1849'Sunday August 20th. [...] Read Swiss Family Robinson Crusoe.' Claire Clairmont Johann David WyssThe Family Robinson Crusoe: Or, Journal of a Fathe...Print: Book
1800-1849'read Robinson Crusoe'Mary Shelley Daniel DefoeLife and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson...Print: Book
1800-1849'Read Robinson Crusoe. S. finishes the tragedy of Bonduca to me'Mary Shelley Daniel DefoeLife and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson...Print: Book
1800-1849'Write - read Astronomy - Finish Robinson Crusoe'Mary Shelley Daniel DefoeLife and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson...Print: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27-28 March 1842: 'I have read the "Cavalier" -- but years ago. I must see it again. Nothing in Defoe fastened upon me m...Elizabeth Barrett Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1800-1849'For weeks after reading that book [i.e. Robinson Crusoe], I lived as if in a dream; indeed I scarcely dreamt of anything else at night. I went to sleep with the cave, it...Letitia Elizabeth Landon Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
'"The words I didn't understand I just skipped over, yet managed to get a good idea of what the story was about", wrote James Murray, the son of a Scottish shoemaker. "By...James Murray Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
'At the close of the nineteenth century, on a farm in Derbyshire Peak District, Robinson Crusoe was read aloud every winter and never palled on the audience. As Alison Ut...Alison Uttley Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
'East End socialist Walter Southgate remembered that Dick Turpin and Buffalo Bill stories "were condemned by our teachers (all from middle class backgrounds) who would co...Walter Southgate Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
'[Howard] Spring was the son of a Cardiff gardener who bought his children secondhand copies of "Tom Jones" and "Swiss Family Robinson", and read aloud from "Pilgrim's Pr...Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899[Permitted Sunday reading for the children of the family]Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899'At age twelve, recalled ploughboy John Ward, "I devoured - not read, that's too tame an expression - Robinson Crusoe, and that book gave me all my spirit of adventure, w...John Ward Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, Tom Jones, The Three Musketeers, Don Quixote, and, cu...George Macaulay Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899"Robert Blatchford, growing up in Halifax in the 1860s, read from the penny library there Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Southey's Life of Nelson, Dickens's The Old Curiosity S...Robert Blatchford Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899"I began Robinson Crusoe with Laura. I think that she will be up to it & we made a pretty good start."Leslie Stephen Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899'Although mainly an outdoor boy Rider began to read several popular romances of the day...: "I loved those books that other boys love and I love them still. I well rememb...Henry Rider Haggard Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
1850-1899'Later on I found at the bottom of a cupboard some of volumes -Addison's "Spectator", Pope's "Homer", and a few other things. My grandmother -who also devoured books in g...Thomas A. Jackson Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book

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