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Record 17766

Reading Experience:

'[Virginia Stephen] was reading Walter Savage Landor's Pericles and Aspasia (1836), and writing, as was her habit during this time [Spring 1906], a description of her surroundings (unpublished).'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Apr 1906 and 16 Apr 1906
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Giggleswick, Settle
county: Yorkshire
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 Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Savage Landor
Title: Pericles and Aspasia
Genre: Classics, Fiction, History, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1836
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17766  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Joanne Trautmann Banks
  Title: Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25 n.2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 25 n.2,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed.'s note accompanies letter of 16 April 1906 to Violet Dickinson in which Virginia Stephen reports: 'I lead the life of a Solitary: read and write and eat my meal, and walk out upon the moor, and have tea [...] and then dine alone and read my book' (see p.25 in source).



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