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Record Number: 17982


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wednesday 20 January 1915: 'I read Essay upon Criticism waiting for my train at Hammersmith. The classics make the time pass much better than the Pall Mall Gazette.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Jan 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Hammersmith railway station

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:

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Essay on Criticism

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published anonymously in 1711

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17982

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1977), 1, p. 24, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17982, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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