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

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Record Number: 11273


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sir John Hammerton looking back on his early days in Glasgow when he left school and became a correspondence clerk, he said of Cassell's Library "What an Aladdin's cave it proved to me! Addison, Goldsmith, Bacon, Steele, DeQuincey ..., Charles Lamb. Macaulay and many scores of others whom old Professor Morley introduced to me -- what a joy of life I obtained from these, and how greatly they made lifeworth living!"

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Glasgow

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:

Sir John Hammerton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

correspondence clerk

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Cassell's Library ed Morley

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11273

Source:

Print

Author:

John Hammerton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Books and Myself

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1944

Vol:

n/a

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Hammerton, Books and Myself, (1944), p. 72, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11273, accessed: 17 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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