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Record 17937

Reading Experience:

'I like the story very very much - in fact, I began reading it after you left...went out for a walk, thinking of it all the time, and came back and finished it, being full of a particular kind of interest which I daresay has something to do with its being the sort of thing I should like to write myself.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 15 Sep 1924
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell, Lewes
county: Sussex
specific address: Monk's House
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: Novelist
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Letter written at Monk's House, Rodmell, Lewes


Text Being Read:

Author: Vita Sackville-West
Title: Seducers in Ecuador
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: 1924
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17937  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Louise de Salvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 59
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 59,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

The editor has added a note to clarify that the story referred to is Seducers in Ecuador. Virginia Woolf was reading it prior to its publication by the Hogarth Press, the publishing company run by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.



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