Robinson Crusoe

Reading experience

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Robinson Crusoe

Reading experience
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Evidence

"""The words I didn"t understand I just skipped over, yet managed to get a good idea of what the story was about"", wrote James Murray, the son of a Scottish shoemaker. ""By the time I was ten or eleven years old I did not need to skip any words in any books because by then I had a good grounding in roots and derivations"". Crusoe so aroused his appetite for literature that, when his school teacher asked the class to list all the books they had read, Murray rattled off titles by Ballantyne, Kingston and Dickens until ""I realised the eyes of everyone in the room were on me..."""

Source

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Murray, James
Born in 1894

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1894 - 1905
Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
See James Murray, ""To Pashendaele and Back"" - no further ref traceable.

How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/82363
Accessed on 2019/09/17 18:15:28

Related place
Scotland
Related people
Murray, James
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
Scotland
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Robinson Crusoe

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-2362

Evidence

"""The words I didn"t understand I just skipped over, yet managed to get a good idea of what the story was about"", wrote James Murray, the son of a Scottish shoemaker. ""By the time I was ten or eleven years old I did not need to skip any words in any books because by then I had a good grounding in roots and derivations"". Crusoe so aroused his appetite for literature that, when his school teacher asked the class to list all the books they had read, Murray rattled off titles by Ballantyne, Kingston and Dickens until ""I realised the eyes of everyone in the room were on me..."""

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
Murray, James
Born in 1894

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
1894 - 1905
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT13
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
Scotland
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
See James Murray, ""To Pashendaele and Back"" - no further ref traceable.

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/82363
Accessed on 2019/09/17 18:15:28

Related place
Scotland
Related people
Murray, James
Related text or manuscript
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Related place
Scotland
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