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

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Record Number: 31066


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Each night I hurried into my best second-hand suit of clothes, hurried down my tea and then hurried off to evening class to learn English grammar and literature. And what a revelation it was ... The study of style and the composition of poetry were especially fascinating, and I used to go to bed with Addison or Macaulay flashing in my mind and with my emotions stirred by the Ode to the Nightingale.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1906 and 1907

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Birmingham
county: West Midlands

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:

Vero Walter Garratt

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Feb 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Factory worker

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:

Joseph Addison

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

31066

Source:

Print

Author:

Vero Walter Garratt

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Man in the Street

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1939

Vol:

n/a

Page:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vero Walter Garratt, A Man in the Street, (London, 1939), n/a, p. 92, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=31066, accessed: 17 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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