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Record 17990

Reading Experience:

Friday 2 November 1917: 'I find it impossible to read after a railway journey; I cant open Dante or think of him without a shudder -- the cause being I think partly the enormous numbers of newspapers I've been reading in. Lottie [servant] brought me all the Times's which have accumulated [during absence].'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 2 Nov 1917
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: Agnostic
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:

Title: The Times
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 29 October - 2 November 1917
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17990  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1977
  Vol: 1
  Page: 69
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 69,, accessed: 03 February 2023

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