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Record Number: 18452


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Now I have had my dinner, or rather Pippin has had most of my dinner, and it is dark and the house is silent, and the book of Elizabethan lyrics which I have been trying to read seems to be all about love-(blast it)-so I threw it across the room in anger because it made things worse.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Nov 1925

Country:

England

Time

evening: Vita refers to 'this evening' in the previous sentence of the letter

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Unknown

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:

unknown

Title:

[Elizabethan lyrics]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18452

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

128

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 5 November 1925 written by Vita Sackvile-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18452, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Pippin is Vita's spaniel

   
   
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