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Queen Victoria : More Leaves from the Journal of a Life in the Highlands

H. J. Jackson discusses Max Beerbohm's "doctored copy of Queen Victoria's More Leaves from the Journal of a Life in the Highlands", to which he added "playfully-intended forgeries of her handwriting in annotations, captions, and a dedicatory inscriptiom [to himself]."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Max Beerbohm      Print: Book


Queen Victoria : Letters

Saturday 27 December 1930: 'We came down [to Rodmell] on Tuesday, & next day my cold was the usual influenza, & I am in bed with the usual temperature [...] I moon torpidly through book after book: Defoe's Tour; Rowan's auto[biograph]y; Benson's Memoirs; Jeans; in the familiar way [...] Oh & I've read Q[ueen]. V[ictoria]'s letters [...] Q.V. entirely unaesthetic; a kind of Prussian competence, & belief in herself her only prominences [...] Knew her own mind. But the mind radically commonplace.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book


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