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Record 18255

Reading Experience:

Monday 18 November 1929: '[following argument with cook] My mind is like a gum when an aching tooth has been drawn. I am having a holiday -- reading old Birrell'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Nov 1929 and 18 Nov 1929
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: Augustine Biirrell
Title: ?Collected Essays, 1880-1920
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 vols, 1922
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18255  
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: 266
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: VIrginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1980), 3, p. 266,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that on 13 July Birrrell had sent Woolf an inscribed copy of his Collected Essays (1922); see p.266 n.5.



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