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Record 18083

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I am reading a delicious book called The Wandering Scholars - I wish I knew Latin.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 20 Aug 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Helen Waddell
Title: The Wandering Scholars
Genre: Classics, Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1927
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18083  
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: 244
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Saturday 20 August 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. 244, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18083, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:

Information about the author and date of 'The Wandering Scholars' is provided in an editorial footnote. The editors add, "The book, which was about the study of Latin in the Middle Ages, attracted attention far outside professional acacdemic circles."

 

 

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