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Record 17802

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Virginia Woolf to Margaret Llewelyn Davies, 23 January 1916: 'I've been reading Carlyle's Past and Present [1843], and wondering whether all his rant has made a scrap of difference practically [...] I become steadily more feminist, owing to the Times, which I read at breakfast and wonder how this preposterous masculine fiction [the war] keeps going a day longer -- without some vigorous young woman pulling us together and marching through it'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1916 and 23 Jan 1916
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:

Reader:Virginia Woolf
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Past and Present
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 17802  
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: 89-90; 89
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 89-90; 89, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17802, accessed: 08 February 2023

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