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Record 18335

Reading Experience:

Tuesday 2 February 1932: 'I am reading Wells' science of life, & have reached the hen that became a cock or vice versa.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1932 and 2 Feb 1932
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: H. G. Wells
Title: The Science of Life
Genre: Science, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1930
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18335  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: 4
  Page: 68-69
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 68-69,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Woolf refers to 'the case of [...] "a three-year-old Buff Orpington" in Section 7, "Reversal of Sex", vol. II, p.374 of H. G. Wells' The Science of Life, 1930' -- source ed., p.69 n.4.



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