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Record 18186

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I say, has Rebecca West's book come your way? It is unreadable. It is a brew of Meredith, 'Orlando' and Amanda Ross.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 16 Sep 1929
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: Rebecca West
Title: Harriet Hume
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18186  
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: 370
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Monday 16 September 1929 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. 370, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18186, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

In a footnote the editors refer to Vita's radio broadcasts (which Vita mentions earlier in her letter). They add that she reviewed Rebecca West's 'Harriet Hume', "not favourably" in her talk on 19 September 1929.

 

 

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