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Record Number: 18031


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

5 April 1918: 'Off we went to Asheham on Thursday [21 March] [...] my memory is most centred upon an afternoon reading in the garden. I happened to read Wordsworth; the poem which ends "what man has made of man".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 21 Mar 1918 and 5 Apr 1918

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Asheham, Rodmell
county: Sussex
other location: Garden

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

'Lines Written in Early Spring, 1798'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18031

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:

131

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18031, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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