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Record Number: 18049


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

7 August 1918: 'I was very glad to go on with my Byron [...] I'm amused to find how easily I can imagine the effect he had upon women [goes on to comment further upon Byron's life, letters, and poetry]'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1918 and 7 Aug 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:

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:

life of Byron

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18049

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:

179-180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 179-180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18049, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Source ed. suggests text read 'probably' Thomas Moore, The Life and Letters of Lord Byron, in 1866 edition, a copy of which had been owned by her father Leslie Stephen; see p.180 n.7 in source. See also p.178 in source for 4 August 1918 diary entry in which Woolf mentions wanting to record 'my impressions first of Christina Rossetti, then of Byron'.

   
   
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