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Record Number: 9988


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After that I read Voltaire's "Candide", and at 12 o'clock adjourned for a pint to the local pub. Switched on the wireless again at 2.0 for the same reason as before, and off at 2.30. Reading Pat Sloan's "Soviet Democracy" all the afternoon.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 May 1937

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Southend-on-Sea

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Voltaire

Title:

Candide

Genre:

Fiction, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9988

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 314, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk

Additional Information:

MOO accessed 22 August, 2007

Citation:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 314, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk , http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9988, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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