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Record 17855

Reading Experience:

Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth, 21 May 1934: 'I lit the fire and read Mrs Wharton; Memoirs and she knew Mrs Hunter [Ethel's sister], and probably you. Please tell me some time what you thought of her. Theres the shell of a distinguished mind; I like the way she places colour in her sentences, but I vaguely surmise that theres something you hated and loathed in her.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 4 May 1934 and 21 May 1934
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edith Wharton
Title: A Backward Glance
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1934
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17855  
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: 350
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 350,, accessed: 03 February 2023

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