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Record 3781

Reading Experience:

'Then I woke up, switched on the light, & began to read Venus & Adonis. It's pretty stuff - rather like the Death of Procris'.
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Dec 1915 and 11 Dec 1915
Country: France
Time: night
Place: city: Bandol
county: Provence
specific address: Hotel Beau Rivage
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:Katherine Mansfield
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1888
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist and Critic
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: New Zealand
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Venus and Adonis
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3781  
Source - Print  
  Author: Katherine Mansfield
  Editor: Vincent O'Sullivan
  Title: Katherine Mansfield: Selected Letters
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 39
  Additional comments: Letter from Katherine Mansfield to J.M. Murry, 11 Dec, 1915

Citation: Katherine Mansfield, Vincent O'Sullivan (ed.), Katherine Mansfield: Selected Letters (Oxford, 1990), p. 39,, accessed: 16 April 2024

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