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Record 19969

Reading Experience:

'After dinner, (a delicious dinner), Virginia read us her memoir of Old Bloomsbury. She had read it to me already at Saulieu, but I loved hearing it again; I want you to hear it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 9 Mar 1892 and 2 Oct 1928
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rouen
specific address: Offranville
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: novelist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Vita Sackville-West, Ethel Sands, Nan Hudson, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Virginia Woolf
Title: "memoir of Old Bloomsbury"
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Memoir
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Published in "Moments of Being" ed. Jeanne Schulkind 1976
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 19969  
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: 204
  Additional comments: Quotation taken from a letter dated 2 October 1928 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation: Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold (Great Britain, 1992), p. 204,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

The editor notes in a footnote that Virginia had read this memoir to the Memoir Club in 1922. Details about the other people present at this reading experience, and where it took place, appear earlier in the letter.



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