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Record Number: 17995


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday 7 December 1917: 'I ended my afternoon in one of the great soft chairs at Gordon Square [...] I sat alone for 20 minutes, reading a book on Children & Sex.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

7 Dec 1917

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London
specific address: 46 Gordon Square

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:

Agnostic

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:

unknown

Title:

'book on Children & Sex'

Genre:

Social Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17995

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

86

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 86, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17995, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Place of experience home of Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell and her family.

   
   
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