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Record Number: 18019


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Somebody sent Ben an unexpurgated edition of Gulliver for Xmas. He had read most of it before I discovered. It was disguised as a child's book.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

Benedict Nicolson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Child

Religion:

uknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Benedict Nicolson was Vita Sackville-West's son



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

Gulliver's Travels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18019

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

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:

91

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Friday 8 January 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise de Salvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 91, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18019, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

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