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Record 18457

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Darling, do you know what I did last night after writing to you? I meant to finish my lecture, but fell to reading the Georgics (mine, not Virgil's), and really I thought they were rather good.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 25 Sep 1926
Country: England
Time: night
Place: city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn
   
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: Vita Sackville-West
Title: The Land
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Published 1926
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18457  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Nigel Nicolson
  Title: Vita and Harold
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 163
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 26 September 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 163, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18457, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

The editor has added in brackets that the Georgics is "The Land", Vita Sackville-West's poem. She and Harold referred to it by as the Georgics in their correspondence.

 

 

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