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Record Number: 18221


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday 1 June 1925: 'Now comes Mrs Hardy to say that Thomas reads, & hears the C[ommon]. R[eader]. read, with "great pleasure".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1925 and 1 Jun 1925

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:

Thomas Hardy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Virginia Woolf

Title:

The Common Reader

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1925

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18221

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

3

Page:

25

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 25, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18221, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that Woolf refers to letter of 31 May 1925, from Florence Hardy; see p.25 n.2.

   
   
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