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Record Number: 18027


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

27 January 1918: 'Desmond has read some of the Newcomes lately: finds no depth, but a charming rippling conventional picturesqueness.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1918 and 27 Jan 1918

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:

Desmond MacCarthy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1877

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

William Makepeace Thackeray

Title:

Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

First published in serial, 1854-55

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18027

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:

114-115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 114-115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18027, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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