Queen Mab

Reading experience

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Queen Mab

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Percy Wall, jailed for defying draft notices in the First World War, was inspired in part by a copy of Queen Mab owned by his father, a Marxist railway worker. But neither father nor son applied ideological tests to literature. In the prison library - with some guidance from a fellow conscientious objector who happened to be an important publishing executive - Percy discovered Emerson, Macaulay, Bacon, Shakespeare and Lambb. It was their style rather than their politics he found liberating: from them ""I learned self-expression and acquired or strengthened standards of literature""."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

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Notes
See Percy Wall ""Hour at Eve"", Brunel University Library archive of Working Class Autobiographies

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/66045
Accessed on 2019/09/16 08:14:41

Related place
England
Related people
Wall, Percy
Wall,
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
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Queen Mab

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-1364

Evidence

"Percy Wall, jailed for defying draft notices in the First World War, was inspired in part by a copy of Queen Mab owned by his father, a Marxist railway worker. But neither father nor son applied ideological tests to literature. In the prison library - with some guidance from a fellow conscientious objector who happened to be an important publishing executive - Percy discovered Emerson, Macaulay, Bacon, Shakespeare and Lambb. It was their style rather than their politics he found liberating: from them ""I learned self-expression and acquired or strengthened standards of literature""."

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO27
EuRED : text provenance
TPR207

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Wall, Percy
Aged 21-25 [Experience was between 1914 and 1918, born in 1893]
Listener
Wall,

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1914 - 1918
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT13
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
See Percy Wall ""Hour at Eve"", Brunel University Library archive of Working Class Autobiographies

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/66045
Accessed on 2019/09/16 08:14:41

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