Jack the Giant Killer

Reading experience

?itemComments

Jack the Giant Killer

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-1834

Evidence

"As a boy, stonemason Hugh Miller first learned to appreciate the pleasures of literature in the ""most delightful of all narratives - the story of Joseph. Was there ever such a discovery made before! I actually found out for myself that the art of reading is the art of finding stories in books, and from that moment reading became one of the most delightful of my amusements"". Once Miller had learned to read Scripture as a story, he soon found similar and equally gripping tales in chapbooks of Jack the Giant Killer, Sinbad the Sailor, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. And then, he recalled, from fairy tales ""I passed on, without being conscious of break or line of division, to books on which the learned are content to write commentaries and dissertations, but which I found to be quite as nice children"s books as any of the others"": Pope"s Iliad and Odyssey. ""With what power, and at how early an age, true genius impresses!"""

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Miller, Hugh
Born in 2016

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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 Hugh Miller, 'Schools and Schoolmasters', pp.28-30.

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/73531
Accessed on 2019/09/15 20:01:01

Related place
England
Related people
Miller, Hugh
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE TEI PUBLIC "customisation-tei/tei_readingExp.dtd" "">
<TEI xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0">
  <teiHeader>
    <fileDesc>
      <titleStmt>
        <author>
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </author>
        <title>Jack the Giant Killer</title>
      </titleStmt>
      <sourceDesc>
        <biblStruct>
          <monogr>
            <author>
              <persName>
                <forename>Jonathan</forename>
                <surname>Rose</surname>
              </persName>
            </author>
            <title>The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes</title>
            <imprint>
              <pubPlace>New Haven</pubPlace>
              <date>2001</date>
            </imprint>
            <availability/>
            <biblScope/>
          </monogr>
        </biblStruct>
      </sourceDesc>
      <notesStmt>
        <note>xml/ukred-1834.xml</note>
      </notesStmt>
    </fileDesc>
    <profileDesc>
      <correspDesc>
        <correspAction type="sending">
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </correspAction>
        <correspAction type="receiving">
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </correspAction>
      </correspDesc>
      <langUsage/>
    </profileDesc>
    <experienceDesc>
      <experience ref="ukred-1834">
        <respStmt resp="submitter">
          <resp>submitted by</resp>
          <persName>
            <forename>Sarah</forename>
            <surname>Johnson</surname>
          </persName>
          <address>
            <address_line/>
          </address>
          <email>saj28@cam.ac.uk</email>
        </respStmt>
        <respStmt resp="editor">
          <resp>reviewed by</resp>
          <persName>
            <surname>Rosalind Crone</surname>
          </persName>
          <date>16/04/2007 08:27</date>
        </respStmt>
        <date cert="unknown"/>
        <time/>
        <reader>
          <persName>
            <forename>Hugh</forename>
            <surname>Miller</surname>
          </persName>
          <sex>M</sex>
          <age>Child (0-17)</age>
          <occupation scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/occupation" ref="OCC725">Bricklayers, Carpenters And Other Construction Workers</occupation>
          <education scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/education"/>
          <birth>2016-07-15</birth>
          <country>England</country>
          <readerStatus scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/reader_status"/>
        </reader>
        <listener/>
        <place>
          <location>
            <country>England</country>
            <district/>
          </location>
        </place>
        <textRead>
          <author>
            <persName>
              <forename/>
              <surname/>
            </persName>
          </author>
          <title>Jack the Giant Killer</title>
          <genre scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/genre" ref="GEN8">Children's lit</genre>
          <textProvenance ref="TPR215" scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_provenance">Unknown</textProvenance>
          <textStatus ref="TST4" scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_status">Unknown</textStatus>
          <textForm scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_form" ref="TFO02">Book</textForm>
          <origLanguage>
            <language/>
          </origLanguage>
          <textStatus scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_status"/>
        </textRead>
        <readingExp>
          <experienceType scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/experience_type" ref="EXT13">Unknown</experienceType>
          <posture scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/posture"/>
          <lighting scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/lighting"/>
          <environment scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/environment"/>
          <intensity scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/intensity"/>
          <emotion scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/emotion"/>
          <testimony scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/testimony"/>
          <sourceReliability scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/source_reliability"/>
          <expFrequency scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/experience_frequency" ref="EXF3">Unknown</expFrequency>
          <note>See Hugh Miller, 'Schools and Schoolmasters', pp.28-30.</note>
        </readingExp>
      </experience>
    </experienceDesc>
  </teiHeader>
  <text>
    <body>
      <p>
        <ptr target="ukred-1834">"As a boy, stonemason Hugh Miller first learned to appreciate the pleasures of literature in the ""most delightful of all narratives - the story of Joseph. Was there ever such a discovery made before! I actually found out for myself that the art of reading is the art of finding stories in books, and from that moment reading became one of the most delightful of my amusements"". Once Miller had learned to read Scripture as a story, he soon found similar and equally gripping tales in chapbooks of Jack the Giant Killer, Sinbad the Sailor, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. And then, he recalled, from fairy tales ""I passed on, without being conscious of break or line of division, to books on which the learned are content to write commentaries and dissertations, but which I found to be quite as nice children"s books as any of the others"": Pope"s Iliad and Odyssey. ""With what power, and at how early an age, true genius impresses!"""</ptr>
      </p>
    </body>
  </text>
</TEI>
?itemComments

Jack the Giant Killer

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-1834

Evidence

"As a boy, stonemason Hugh Miller first learned to appreciate the pleasures of literature in the ""most delightful of all narratives - the story of Joseph. Was there ever such a discovery made before! I actually found out for myself that the art of reading is the art of finding stories in books, and from that moment reading became one of the most delightful of my amusements"". Once Miller had learned to read Scripture as a story, he soon found similar and equally gripping tales in chapbooks of Jack the Giant Killer, Sinbad the Sailor, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. And then, he recalled, from fairy tales ""I passed on, without being conscious of break or line of division, to books on which the learned are content to write commentaries and dissertations, but which I found to be quite as nice children"s books as any of the others"": Pope"s Iliad and Odyssey. ""With what power, and at how early an age, true genius impresses!"""

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Miller, Hugh
Born in 2016

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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 Hugh Miller, 'Schools and Schoolmasters', pp.28-30.

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/73531
Accessed on 2019/09/15 20:01:01

Related place
England
Related people
Miller, Hugh
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
England
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE TEI PUBLIC "customisation-tei/tei_readingExp.dtd" "">
<TEI xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0">
  <teiHeader>
    <fileDesc>
      <titleStmt>
        <author>
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </author>
        <title>Jack the Giant Killer</title>
      </titleStmt>
      <sourceDesc>
        <biblStruct>
          <monogr>
            <author>
              <persName>
                <forename>Jonathan</forename>
                <surname>Rose</surname>
              </persName>
            </author>
            <title>The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes</title>
            <imprint>
              <pubPlace>New Haven</pubPlace>
              <date>2001</date>
            </imprint>
            <availability/>
            <biblScope/>
          </monogr>
        </biblStruct>
      </sourceDesc>
      <notesStmt>
        <note>xml/ukred-1834.xml</note>
      </notesStmt>
    </fileDesc>
    <profileDesc>
      <correspDesc>
        <correspAction type="sending">
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </correspAction>
        <correspAction type="receiving">
          <persName>
            <forename/>
            <surname/>
          </persName>
        </correspAction>
      </correspDesc>
      <langUsage/>
    </profileDesc>
    <experienceDesc>
      <experience ref="ukred-1834">
        <respStmt resp="submitter">
          <resp>submitted by</resp>
          <persName>
            <forename>Sarah</forename>
            <surname>Johnson</surname>
          </persName>
          <address>
            <address_line/>
          </address>
          <email>saj28@cam.ac.uk</email>
        </respStmt>
        <respStmt resp="editor">
          <resp>reviewed by</resp>
          <persName>
            <surname>Rosalind Crone</surname>
          </persName>
          <date>16/04/2007 08:27</date>
        </respStmt>
        <date cert="unknown"/>
        <time/>
        <reader>
          <persName>
            <forename>Hugh</forename>
            <surname>Miller</surname>
          </persName>
          <sex>M</sex>
          <age>Child (0-17)</age>
          <occupation scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/occupation" ref="OCC725">Bricklayers, Carpenters And Other Construction Workers</occupation>
          <education scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/education"/>
          <birth>2016-07-15</birth>
          <country>England</country>
          <readerStatus scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/reader_status"/>
        </reader>
        <listener/>
        <place>
          <location>
            <country>England</country>
            <district/>
          </location>
        </place>
        <textRead>
          <author>
            <persName>
              <forename/>
              <surname/>
            </persName>
          </author>
          <title>Jack the Giant Killer</title>
          <genre scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/genre" ref="GEN8">Children's lit</genre>
          <textProvenance ref="TPR215" scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_provenance">Unknown</textProvenance>
          <textStatus ref="TST4" scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_status">Unknown</textStatus>
          <textForm scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_form" ref="TFO02">Book</textForm>
          <origLanguage>
            <language/>
          </origLanguage>
          <textStatus scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/text_status"/>
        </textRead>
        <readingExp>
          <experienceType scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/experience_type" ref="EXT13">Unknown</experienceType>
          <posture scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/posture"/>
          <lighting scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/lighting"/>
          <environment scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/environment"/>
          <intensity scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/intensity"/>
          <emotion scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/emotion"/>
          <testimony scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/testimony"/>
          <sourceReliability scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/source_reliability"/>
          <expFrequency scheme="http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/thesaurus/experience_frequency" ref="EXF3">Unknown</expFrequency>
          <note>See Hugh Miller, 'Schools and Schoolmasters', pp.28-30.</note>
        </readingExp>
      </experience>
    </experienceDesc>
  </teiHeader>
  <text>
    <body>
      <p>
        <ptr target="ukred-1834">"As a boy, stonemason Hugh Miller first learned to appreciate the pleasures of literature in the ""most delightful of all narratives - the story of Joseph. Was there ever such a discovery made before! I actually found out for myself that the art of reading is the art of finding stories in books, and from that moment reading became one of the most delightful of my amusements"". Once Miller had learned to read Scripture as a story, he soon found similar and equally gripping tales in chapbooks of Jack the Giant Killer, Sinbad the Sailor, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. And then, he recalled, from fairy tales ""I passed on, without being conscious of break or line of division, to books on which the learned are content to write commentaries and dissertations, but which I found to be quite as nice children"s books as any of the others"": Pope"s Iliad and Odyssey. ""With what power, and at how early an age, true genius impresses!"""</ptr>
      </p>
    </body>
  </text>
</TEI>