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Record 18196

Reading Experience:

15 February 1922: 'I thought to myself, as Lytton was talking, Now I will remember this & write it down in my diary tomorrow [...] "Latest Racine" he had read on the posters at Waterloo; thought it referred to Masefield; then re-read Racing.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Feb 1922 and 15 Feb 1922
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Waterloo Station
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:Lytton Strachey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1880
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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: anon
Title: advertisement/announcement on racing
Genre: Sport / Leisure, Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 18196  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 2
  Page: 163
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 163,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes: 'John Masefield's play, adapted and partially translated from Racine's biblical tragedy Esther, had been reviewed at length in the TLS of 9 February 1922. Strachey's long essay on Racine was about to reappear in his collection Books and Characters (1922)' (p.163 n.10).



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