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Record Number: 18122


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday 18 February 1922: 'According to the papers, the cost of living is now I dont know how much lower than last year [...] You cant question Nelly [Woolf's cook] much without rubbing a sore. She threatens at once to send up a cheap meal [...] Not a very grievous itch; & quelled by the sight of the new Byron letters just come from Mudie's [library].'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 Feb 1922 and 18 Feb 1922

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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Lord Byron's Correspondence

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. John Murray IV; published 16 February 1922

Provenance

borrowed (public library)
From Mudie's Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

18122

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

168

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 168, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18122, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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