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Record 18075

Reading Experience:

'But everything is blurred to a haze by your book of which I have just read the last words, and that is the only thing which seems real. I can only say that I am dazzled and bewitched. How did you do it? how did you walk along that razor-edge without falling? why did you say anything so silly as that I 'shouldn't like it'?'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 5 May 1927 and 12 May 1927
Country: England
Time: n/a
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: To the Lighthouse
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published 5 May 1927 by the Hogarth Press
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18075  
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: 217
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Thursday evening 12 May 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. 217,, accessed: 14 June 2024

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