Rip van Winkle

Reading experience

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Rip van Winkle

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) for a public library card, ""but I asked him on the wrong evening and he merely shouted at me... So I... started examining every book in the house, ransacking forgotten cupboards and the hole under the stairs. I read everything I could understand, and begged twopenny bloods quite shamelessly from the boys at school who were fortunate enough to enjoy such things. I absorbed an immense amount of useless information, but occasionally a treasure came my way and I would strain my eyes under the twenty-watt bulb which lighted our kitchen. A month-old copy of the "Wizard" would be succeeded by a handbook for vegetarians, and this in turn would be followed by "Jane Eyre". "Tarzan and the Jewels of Ophir" was no sooner finished than I was deep in volumes three and four of a history of "The Conquest of Peru" (the rest of the set was missing). I would go from that to "Rip van Winkle" and straight on to a tattered copy of the Hotspur""."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Reader
Stapleton, Michael
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1930s
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Notes
See Stapleton, 'Threshold' pp. 230-31

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Accessed on 2019/09/20 05:06:09

Related place
England
Related people
Stapleton, Michael
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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Rip van Winkle

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) for a public library card, ""but I asked him on the wrong evening and he merely shouted at me... So I... started examining every book in the house, ransacking forgotten cupboards and the hole under the stairs. I read everything I could understand, and begged twopenny bloods quite shamelessly from the boys at school who were fortunate enough to enjoy such things. I absorbed an immense amount of useless information, but occasionally a treasure came my way and I would strain my eyes under the twenty-watt bulb which lighted our kitchen. A month-old copy of the "Wizard" would be succeeded by a handbook for vegetarians, and this in turn would be followed by "Jane Eyre". "Tarzan and the Jewels of Ophir" was no sooner finished than I was deep in volumes three and four of a history of "The Conquest of Peru" (the rest of the set was missing). I would go from that to "Rip van Winkle" and straight on to a tattered copy of the Hotspur""."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Born in ;;;;;;;

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Time of Reading Experience
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
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Notes
See Stapleton, 'Threshold' pp. 230-31

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/100222
Accessed on 2019/09/20 05:06:09

Related place
England
Related people
Stapleton, Michael
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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