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Record 19167

Reading Experience:

Wednesday 25 October 1939: 'As a journalist I'm in demand [...] To relax I read Little Dorrit [...] Gerald Heard's book spun me to distraction last night. So good & suggestive & firm for 200 pages: then a mere bleat bitter repetition contorsion [sic] & inversion [...] he's nothing to offer, once he's done his historical accounting.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 24 Oct 1939
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: Gerald Heard
Title: Pain, Sex and Time: A New Outlook on Evolution and the Future of Man
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 5 October 1939
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19167  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 5
  Page: 243
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1984), 5, p. 243,, accessed: 08 February 2023

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