Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 18207


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday 17 March 1923: 'Written, for a wonder, at 10 o'clock at night [...] my brain saturated with the Silent Woman. I am reading her because we now read plays at 46 [Gordon Square].'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 01 Jan 1923 and 17 Mar 1923

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 46 Gordon Square

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:

Reading Group:

Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and other family/friends

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

various

Religion:

various

Country of Origin:

various

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:

[unidentified plays]

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18207

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:

238

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 238, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18207, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

46 Gordon Square the home of Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell.

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design