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Record 19967

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Oh dear, [...] that's what comes of living alone in the rain and reading Wordsworth.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 20 Nov 1926
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn
   
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:Vita Sackville-West
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 9 Mar 1892
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: novelist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Wordsworth
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19967  
Source - Print  
  Author: Vita Sackville-West
  Editor: Nigel Nicolson
  Title: Vita and Harold
  Place of Publication: Great Britain
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 174
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 20 November 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19967, accessed: 14 June 2024

Additional comments:

The quotation comes at the end of a letter in which Vita's reflections on her writing are prompted by comments made to her in a recent letter from Virginia Woolf.

 

 

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