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Record Number: 17991


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday 12 November 1917: 'I went to Mudies, & got The Leading Note, in order to examine into R.T. more closely [...] I came home with my book, which does not seem a very masterly performance after Turgenev, I suppose; but if you dont get your touches in the right place the method is apt to be sketchy & empty.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 Nov 1917

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:

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:

Rosalind Murray

Title:

The Leading Note

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1910; reissued 1913

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17991

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:

75

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1977), 1, p. 75, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17991, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

In referring to author as 'R. T.' Woolf is clearly thinking of her under her married name (Rosalind Toynbee), Murray having been been her maiden name (she was the daughter of Professor Gilbert Murray); see p.74 n.16 in source.

   
   
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