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Record Number: 16876


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There was one [thought like a hornet] zooming in The Times this morning - a woman's voice saying, "Women have not a word to say in politics".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1940 and 31 Dec 1940

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
evening

Place:

n/a

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:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Stephen



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

n/a

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16876

Source:

Print

Author:

Jenny Hartley

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

81

Additional Comments:

From Virginia Woolf, "The Death of the Moth and other Essays" (1942)

Citation:

Jenny Hartley, Hearts Undefeated: Women's Writing of the Second World War, (London, 1999), p. 81, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16876, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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