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Record 18064

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
' - I read Boswell's tour in the Hebrides and speculate agreeably on the probable difference between Boswell's conception of the Hebrides and yours - '
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 2 Feb 1927
Country: Russia
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Rostov-on-Don
other location: on board a train
   
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: Russia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Boswell
Title: Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18064  
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: 184
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Wednesday 2 February 1927 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. An editorial footnote explains that Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse' was set in the Hebrides. 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. 184, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18064, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

This is part of a long sentence in which Vita describes her long train journey across 'snow-bound steppes'. She was travelling to Persia to join her husband.

 

 

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