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Record 18012

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In bed I have been fuming over your assumption that my liking for the poet Crabbe is avowed. I assure you I bought a copy out of my own pocket money before you were weaned. What's more, I have read Peter Grimes I daresay 6 times in 10 years; "But he has no compassion in his grave" - That is where that comes from. There is also a magnificent description of wind among bulrushes which I will show you if you will come here.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Crabbe
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18012  
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: 69
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West, dated 1 September 1925 . 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. 69, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18012, accessed: 04 February 2023

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