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Record Number: 12695


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Second confinement in the Prison at Hull: 'I remember how when the light began to fail of evenings, I often risked punishment by getting up to my window to finish an essay by Macaulay, whose style charmed me, or one of those vibrant, pulpitating lectures on hero-worship by Carlyle!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1912 and 31 Dec 1912

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Hull
specific address: House of Correction, Hull
other location: in his prison cell, by his window

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:

Stuart Wood [pseud?]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Feb 1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

son of master craftsman, habitual criminal

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:

Thomas Babbington Macaulay

Title:

[uknown]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
prison library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12695

Source:

Print

Author:

Stuart Wood

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1932

Vol:

n/a

Page:

207

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Stuart Wood, Shades of the prison house: A personal memoir, (London, 1932), p. 207, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12695, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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