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Record Number: 17998


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday 18 January: 'Toynbees & Kot. to dinner on Tuesday [15 January]; & that afternoon Lady Strachey read to us -- to me for the most part, as L[eonard]. was late. She read Ben Jonson's masques. They are short, & in between she broke off to talk a little [...] I enjoyed it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

15 Jan 1918

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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:

Jane Maria, Lady Strachey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

none

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Virginia and Leonard Woolf


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ben Jonson

Title:

masques

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17998

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:

106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17998, accessed: 20 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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