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Record 18049

Reading Experience:

7 August 1918: 'I was very glad to go on with my Byron [...] I'm amused to find how easily I can imagine the effect he had upon women [goes on to comment further upon Byron's life, letters, and poetry]'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Aug 1918 and 7 Aug 1918
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: unknown
Title: life of Byron
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18049  
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: 179-180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1977), 1, p. 179-180,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. suggests text read 'probably' Thomas Moore, The Life and Letters of Lord Byron, in 1866 edition, a copy of which had been owned by her father Leslie Stephen; see p.180 n.7 in source. See also p.178 in source for 4 August 1918 diary entry in which Woolf mentions wanting to record 'my impressions first of Christina Rossetti, then of Byron'.



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