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Record 18187

Reading Experience:

'I'm reading an Oxford undergraduate ms novel, and his hero says "Do you know these lines from The Land, the finest poem, by far the finest of our living poets -" but for all that, we shan't publish him.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 25 Jan 1882 and 26 Sep 1929
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell, Lewes
county: Sussex
specific address: Monk's House
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Agnostic
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: unknown
Title: [ms novel]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Codex
Publication details:
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18187  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  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: 373
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated Monday 26 September 1929 written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (Great Britain, 1984), p. 373,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

"The Land" was written by Vita Sackville-West and published in 1926.



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