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Record 19659

Reading Experience:

'L[eonard]W[oolf] had undertaken to write a play for the "X" Society, which had recently read Robert Browning's Paracelsus.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1901 and 1 Sep 1901
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:

Reading Group:The 'X' Society
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Cambridge undergraduate students
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: Paracelsus
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19659  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Frederic Spotts
  Title: Letters of Leonard Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18 n.2
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 18 n.2,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed.'s note accompanies letter of 1 September 1901 in which Leonard Woolf writes to Lytton Strachey: 'I began a play but after writing half the first scene it suddenly struck me that the plot was nearly the same [...] as the motif of Paracelsus so I subsided' (p.13).



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