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Record 19829

Reading Experience:

Leonard Woolf to Roberta Rubenstein, 14 December 1968: 'What is your evidence for saying that Virginia had never read a Russian novel until she read Crime and Punishment in 1912? The translations of Turgenev by Constance Garnett were published 1894 to 1899. I certainly read some of these at Cambridge in 1901 [...] Anna Karenina in Garnett's translation appeared in 1901 and I certainly read this at Cambridge'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1901 and 31 Dec 1901
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cambridge
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: Undergraduate student
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: Turgenev
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In English translation by Constance Garnett
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19829  
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: 571
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf (London, 1990), p. 571,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Rubenstein writing a doctoral thesis on Virginia Woolf and Russian literature; see p.571 n.1 in source.



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