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Record 18634

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[?] Sunday 29 September 1935: 'Yesterday I [...] read the Lovers Melancholy & skimmed the top of the words; & want to go on reading things miles away -- beautiful hard words. remote. Not Mrs Easdale, who is silly, egotistic, sloppy, & very conventional. I am shocked to find Rodmell patched onto those pages.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 26 Sep 1935 and 2 Oct 1935
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rodmell
county: Sussex
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Mrs Easdale
Title: Middle Age: 1885-1932
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1935
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18634  
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: 345
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1982), 4, p. 345, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18634, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that in text read, 'Tea with Virginia Woolf is recorded at some length,' also citing Woolf's Diary for 27 September 1931 (Vol III of published Diary).

 

 

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