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Record 21812

Reading Experience:

'That wonderful edition of Pope has appeared: and I can never thank you enough. You cannot know what a delight it is to me. It is truly wonderful for me to have all his works in this singularly beautiful edition. And apart from the joy of having it, it has come at a moment when I am about to collect, enlarge, and put together all my notes about his poetry, for this book on poetry I am working at. I am very glad, too, to have it from you. I hope you will inscribe it for me, when we meet. I have not nearly finished looking through it,even yet.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1941 and 5 Apr 1941
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Yorkshire
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:Edith Sitwell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 7 Sep 1887
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Christian
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: Alexander Pope
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21812  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edith Sitwell
  Editor: Richard Greene
  Title: Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 212
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edith Sitwell, Richard Greene (ed.), Selected Letters of Edith Sitwell (London, 1998), p. 212,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

This is an extract from a letter to Winifred Ellerman Bryher dated 5 April 1941.



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