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Record Number: 19659


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'L[eonard]W[oolf] had undertaken to write a play for the "X" Society, which had recently read Robert Browning's Paracelsus.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1901 and 1 Sep 1901

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:

The 'X' Society

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Cambridge undergraduate students

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

Paracelsus

Genre:

Fiction, Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19659

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Frederic Spotts

Title:

Letters of Leonard Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18 n.2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 18 n.2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19659, accessed: 01 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed.'s note accompanies letter of 1 September 1901 in which Leonard Woolf writes to Lytton Strachey: 'I began a play but after writing half the first scene it suddenly struck me that the plot was nearly the same [...] as the motif of Paracelsus so I subsided' (p.13).

   
   
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