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Record Number: 17847


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Hugh Walpole's The Apple Tree, a volume of reminiscences, was published for Christmas 1932. The first words of the book are: "There is a fearful passage in Virginia Woolf's beautiful and mysterious book The Waves, which when I read it, gave me an acute shock of unanticipated reminiscence." He then quotes a long passage in which he found his title: "The apple-tree leaves became fixed in the sky; the moon glared."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1931 and 25 Dec 1932

Country:

n/a

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:

Hugh Walpole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Title:

The Waves

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17847

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:

319 n.1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 319 n.1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17847, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Ed's note accompanies letter of 28 December 1932 in which Woolf thanks Walpole for his gift of a copy of The Apple Tree (pp.318-319).

   
   
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