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Record 20414

Reading Experience:

'However, to make up, the Times has sent me two trashy books, about Thackeray and Dickens and I may write 1500 words or so - Bruce Richmond is generous...'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Feb 1905 and 9 Mar 1905
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
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: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: F. G. Kitton
Title: The Dickens Country
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published in 1905
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 20414  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Nigel Nicolson
  Title: The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 1, 1888-1912
  Page: 178
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1975), 1, 1888-1912, p. 178,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

The editor suggests the date of the letter as being mid-February. Virginia Woolf's review appeared in 'The Times Literary Supplement' on 10 March 1905.



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