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Record 18232

Reading Experience:

'Owing to his giving me the books, am now reading C by M. Baring. I am surprised to find it as good as it is. But how good is it? Easy to say it is not a great book. But what qualities does it lack? That it adds nothing to one's vision of life, perhaps. Yet it is hard to find a serious flaw.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 15 Jul 1926 and 31 Jul 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell
county: Sussex
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: Writer
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: Maurice Baring
Title: C
Genre: Fiction, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1924 (US edition inscribed for Woolf by Baring)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18232  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: 3
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 102,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:

Evidence from headed, undated notes written by Woolf from her Sussex home between late July and early September 1926; see also p.102 n.23 in source for background on edition of text read.



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