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Record 19688

Reading Experience:

Leonard Woolf to Lytton Strachey, 4 June 1905: 'I live, I believe you know, with [Bernard] Dutton. He could only exist in the 19th century. He is a timid egoistic maniac [...] He has however hundreds of books in horrible print & binding -- I found some Diderot among them, which I had not read -- wonderful but quite mad.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1905 and 4 Jun 1905
Country: Ceylon
Time: n/a
Place: county: Jaffna (province)
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:Leonard Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Nov 1880
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Colonial civil servant
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ceylon
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Denis Diderot
Title: n/a
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19688  
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: 92
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 92,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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