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Record 18011

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have been horribly remiss in writing to thank you for "Mrs Dalloway", but as I didn't want to write you the 'How-charming-of-you-to-send-me-your-book-I-am-looking-forward-to-reading-so-much' sort of letter, I thought I would wait until I had read both it and The Common Reader, which I am sorry to say I have now done.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 26 May 1925
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn
   
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:Vita Sackville-West
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Mar 1892
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Virginia Woolf
Title: The Common Reader
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: The Common Reader published 23 April 1925, by the Hogarth Press.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18011  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  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: 65
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from letter written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18011, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

Vita Sackville-West goes on to compare and praise both books referred to in the quotation. Information about publication dates comes from a note added by the editors.

 

 

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