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Record 18050

Reading Experience:

'The whole book is full of nooks and corners which I enjoy exploring. Sometimes one wants a candle in one's hand though - That's my only criticism - you've left (I daresay in haste) one or two dangling dim places....'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 22 Aug 1926 and 15 Sep 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell, Lewes
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: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Novelist
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: Vita Sackville-West
Title: Passenger to Teheran
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, Earlier in the letter Virginia Woolf describes the form of the text she read as 'the second batch of proofs'.
Publication details: Published by the Hogarth Press 1926 (?).
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 18050  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  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: 155
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 15 September 1926 written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 155,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

The editors have added a footnote stating that the text referred to is 'Passenger to Teheran'. This was a book written by Vita Sackville-West based on her journey to Persia and the time she spent there with her husband.



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