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Record 19806

Reading Experience:

Leonard Woolf to Molly MacCarthy, 28 September 1912: 'Virginia is very lazy, she's lying on a sofa eating chocolates & reading & looking at pictures, including her own portrait, in the Strand Magazine.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 28 Sep 1912
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Venice
specific address: Casa Biondetti
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: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Strand Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: March 1912
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19806  
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: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 179,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes: 'The "portrait," which bore an uncanny resemblance to V[irginia]W[oolf], was in fact a sketch of a fictional character in a story in the March issue' (p.179 n.2).



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