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Record 17773

Reading Experience:

Virginia Stephen to Clive Bell, 19 August 1908: 'I split my head over Moore every night, feeling ideas travelling to the remotest part of my brain, and setting up a feeble disturbance, hardly to be called thought. It is almost a physical feeling, as though some little coil of brain unvisited by any blood so far, and pale as wax, had got a little life into it at last, but had not strength to keep it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Aug 1907 and 19 Aug 1907
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manorbier
county: Pembrokeshire
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: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: G. E. Moore
Title: Principia Ethica
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1903
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17773  
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: 47
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 47,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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