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Record 18063

Reading Experience:

'then the old problem: what shall I read at dinner, propped open by a fork? decide finally on Virginia, grab the common reader, a pair of spectacles, a pencil, go in to dinner,'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 29 May 1926
Country: England
Time: evening
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 18063  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Louise DeSalvo
  Title: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 138
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 29 May 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 138,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

This is part of a long sentence in which Vita lists and reflects on the ways in which she is spending her time at Long Barn during this period.



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