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Record Number: 19810


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Marie Woolf to Leonard Woolf (reader's son), 11 December 1913: 'I am now returning you the Manuscript [of The Wise Virgins] [...] the reading of which has given me more pain than evidently you intended. ... You thought fit to hold us [Woolf family] all up [...] to ridicule, contempt and pity. ... You have not convinced me one jot that the people at Rickstead [i.e. Putney, Woolf family home] are one bit less valuable to the common working of the Universe, than are the people at Bloomsbury [...] this style of writing is unworthy of you [...] If you publish the book as it stands, I feel there will be a serious break between us'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1913 and 11 Dec 1913

Country:

n/a

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:

Marie Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Jewish

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leonard Woolf

Title:

The Wise Virgins

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

19810

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:

196-197

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 196-197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19810, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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