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Record Number: 17766


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Virginia Stephen] was reading Walter Savage Landor's Pericles and Aspasia (1836), and writing, as was her habit during this time [Spring 1906], a description of her surroundings (unpublished).'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1906 and 16 Apr 1906

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Giggleswick, Settle
county: Yorkshire

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Virginia Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Savage Landor

Title:

Pericles and Aspasia

Genre:

Classics, Fiction, History, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1836

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17766

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Joanne Trautmann Banks

Title:

Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

n/a

Page:

25 n.2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 25 n.2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17766, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed.'s note accompanies letter of 16 April 1906 to Violet Dickinson in which Virginia Stephen reports: 'I lead the life of a Solitary: read and write and eat my meal, and walk out upon the moor, and have tea [...] and then dine alone and read my book' (see p.25 in source).

   
   
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