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Record Number: 18231


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 25 July 1926: 'Mrs Hardy said to me, do you know Aldous Huxley? [...] They had been reading his book, which she thought "very clever". But Hardy could not remember it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 May 1926 and 23 Jul 1926

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:

Reading Group:

Thomas and Florence Hardy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and wife

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:

Aldous Huxley

Title:

Two or Three Graces

Genre:

Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

May 1926

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18231

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:

101

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 101, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18231, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Florence Hardy likely to have read text aloud; Woolf notes in same diary entry: '[Hardy] Said his wife had to read to him -- his eyes were now so bad' (Thomas Hardy born 1840).

   
   
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