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Record Number: 17937


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I like the story very very much - in fact, I began reading it after you left...went out for a walk, thinking of it all the time, and came back and finished it, being full of a particular kind of interest which I daresay has something to do with its being the sort of thing I should like to write myself.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

15 Sep 1924

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rodmell, Lewes
county: Sussex
specific address: Monk's House

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:

Novelist

Religion:

Agnostic

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Title:

Seducers in Ecuador

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

1924

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17937

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Louise de Salvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

59

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 59, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17937, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Letter written at Monk's House, Rodmell, Lewes.
The editor has added a note to clarify that the story referred to is Seducers in Ecuador. Virginia Woolf was reading it prior to its publication by the Hogarth Press, the publishing company run by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

   
   
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