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

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Record Number: 4507


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As a boy Percy Wall adored the "Magnet", the "Boy's Own Paper", and G.A. Henty novels... [Later] While he read Henty for enjoyment, he studied the "Clarion", the "Freethinker", "The Struggle of the Bulgarians for Independence" and "The Philippine Martyrs" for their politics, and did not allow one body of literature to affect the other'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Percy Wall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

miner

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

A.K. von Huhn

Title:

The Struggle of the Bulgarians for National Independence

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4507

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

332

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 332, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4507, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See Percy Wall, "Hour at Eve", chs. 1, 7, 8, 15, 17.

   
   
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