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Record Number: 7405


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had been made the more anxious to get some spare time, because several books which I had not before seen now fell in my way. This was through the courtesy of my young master whose kindly feelings I have already noticed. He now gave me free access to his little library, in which were Enfield's "Speaker", Goldsmith's "Geography", an abridged "History of Rome", a "History of England", Thomson's "Seasons", "The Citizen of the World", "The Vicar of Wakefield", and some other books the titles of which I do not now remember. These books furnished me with a large amount of amusing and instructive reading.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1805 and 31 Dec 1807

Country:

England

Time

morning: before work

Place:

other location: at home

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:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Apprentice tailor

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:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

Citizen of the World, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from master


Source Information:

Record ID:

7405

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

74-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man, (London, 1845), p. 74-5, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7405, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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