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Record 18386

Reading Experience:

Sunday 21 May 1933: 'Tonight sitting at the open window of a secondrate inn in Draguignan [...] I dip into Creevey; L[eonard]. into Golden Bough.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 19 May 1933 and 21 May 1933
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Draguignan
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Creevey
Title: The Creevey Papers
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18386  
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: 159
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 159,, accessed: 20 February 2024

Additional comments:

Creevey (1768-1838) a Whig MP; Virginia and Leonard Woolf owned a copy of Herbert Maxwell's 1928 edition of his Papers. See p.157 n.4 in source, which accompanies Woolf's comments on Creevey in diary entry for 14 May 1933, in which she compares and contrasts Creevey and Henry James, referring to Creevey as a 'vulgar old brute' in his evocations of 'the general laxity & lustiness & vulgarity' of Regency court life, and his 'uncurbed, & weak' prose style.



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