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Record 18234

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In the meantime, let me say that I read you with delight, even though I wanted to exclaim, "Oh, BUT,Virginia..." on 50% of your pages.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 2 Jun 1938 and 15 Jun 1938
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Kent
specific address: Sissinghurst Castle
   
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: Virginia Woolf
Title: Three Guineas
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published 2 June 1938 by the Hogarth Press
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18234  
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: 440
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 15 June 1938 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. 440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18234, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

Vita mentions the title of Virginia's book earlier in the letter. Virginia tells Vita in a letter dated 1 June 1938 that she is sending her a copy of the book, adding that it "comes out tomorrow".

 

 

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