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Record Number: 18399


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

23 September 1933: 'I am reading Margot [Oxford] -- "V W our greatest English authoress;" Molly Hamilton on Webbs: & Turgenev.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1933 and 23 Sep 1933

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:

Margot Oxford

Title:

More Memories

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1933

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18399

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

4

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18399, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Source ed. cites p.205 fn in text: 'this year (1931) the greatest of our English authoresses -- Virginia Woolf -- told me that my writing had always given her pleasure' (see p.180 n.13 in source). Turgenev possibly being read with view to writing article.

   
   
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