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Record Number: 18709


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday 7 January 1915: 'We [Virginia Woolf and Janet Case] talked about [...] life in London & Hardy's poems which she can't re-read -- Too melancholy & sordid -- & the subjects not interesting enough'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

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:

Janet Case

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1862

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Classical scholar

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Hardy

Title:

poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18709

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18709, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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