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Record 17991

Reading Experience:

Monday 12 November 1917: 'I went to Mudies, & got The Leading Note, in order to examine into R.T. more closely [...] I came home with my book, which does not seem a very masterly performance after Turgenev, I suppose; but if you dont get your touches in the right place the method is apt to be sketchy & empty.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 12 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:

Author: Rosalind Murray
Title: The Leading Note
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1910; reissued 1913
Provenance: Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 17991  
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: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 75,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

In referring to author as 'R. T.' Woolf is clearly thinking of her under her married name (Rosalind Toynbee), Murray having been been her maiden name (she was the daughter of Professor Gilbert Murray); see p.74 n.16 in source.



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