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Record Number: 17862


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Virginia Woolf to Hugh Walpole, 8 February 1936: 'I'm reading David Copperfield for the 6th time with almost complete satisfaction. I'd forgotten how magnificent it is [...] So enthusiastic am I that I've got a new life of him [Dickens]: which makes me dislike him as a human being.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1936 and 8 Feb 1936

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17862

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Joanne Trautmann Banks

Title:

Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

n/a

Page:

370

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed.), Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1989), p. 370, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17862, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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