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Record 18065

Reading Experience:

'I am reading Gide's memoirs, very disappointing I think, so far; I have found hardly anything that pleased me except the marble that had been dropped into the hole in the door. I read Jesting Pilate and liked it. I have tried Arabia Deserta for the fiftieth time, but can't manage it. Yet no doubt it is a more monumental work than Jesting Pilate.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 23 Feb 1927
Country: Persia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Teheran
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: Persia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Andre Gide
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Memoirs
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: 'Arabia Deserta' published 1926
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18065  
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: 196
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Wednesday 23 February 1927 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. 196,, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

'Jesting Pilate' was by George Rylands. 'Arabia Deserta' was by Aldous Huxley, an account of his tour around the world in 1926. This information is supplied in editorial footnotes.



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