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Record 18239

Reading Experience:

Tuesday 28 September 1926: 'Intense depression: I have to confess that this has overcome me several times since September 6th [...] Somehow, my reading had lapsed [...] One night I got hold of Geoffrey Scott's book on Architecture, & a little spark of motive power awoke in me. This is a warning, then; never to cease the use of the brain.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 6 Sep 1926 and 28 Sep 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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: Geoffrey Scott
Title: The Architecture of Humanism. A Study in the History of Taste
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1914
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18239  
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: 111
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: VIrginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 111,, accessed: 20 February 2024

Additional comments:



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