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Record Number: 18022


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I meant to have written such a lot, but somehow I haven't; there's always a whale or a murder to look at, (a tortoise or a theorbo!) so I have written a few letters, - precious few, - and read a lot of Proust, and that's all.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 20 Feb 1926

Country:

Persian Gulf

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: SS Varela

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Persian Gulf

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Marcel Proust

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18022

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:

115

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 20 February 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. 115, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18022, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Vita Sackville-West was travelling to Persia to join her husband Harold Nicolson who had been posted to the British Legation in Teheran.

   
   
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