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Record Number: 17802


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Virginia Woolf to Margaret Llewelyn Davies, 23 January 1916: 'I've been reading Carlyle's Past and Present [1843], and wondering whether all his rant has made a scrap of difference practically [...] I become steadily more feminist, owing to the Times, which I read at breakfast and wonder how this preposterous masculine fiction [the war] keeps going a day longer -- without some vigorous young woman pulling us together and marching through it'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1916 and 23 Jan 1916

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Past and Present

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17802

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:

89-90; 89

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 89-90; 89, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17802, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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