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Record 17859

Reading Experience:

Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth, 8 January 1935: 'We had a children's party and I judged the clothes. All the mothers gazed, and I felt like -- who's the man in the bible --? Which by the way, I have bought and am reading. And Renan. And the New Testament; so don't call me heathen in future.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1934 and 8 Jan 1935
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Sussex
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: Ernest Renan
Title: St Paul
Genre: Bible, Other religious, Essays / Criticism, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1869
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17859  
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: 357
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1989), p. 357,, accessed: 29 May 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. identifies text read (see p.357 n.3).



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