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Record Number: 18050


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The whole book is full of nooks and corners which I enjoy exploring. Sometimes one wants a candle in one's hand though - That's my only criticism - you've left (I daresay in haste) one or two dangling dim places....'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 22 Aug 1926 and 15 Sep 1926

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:

Royalty / aristocracy

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:

Passenger to Teheran

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, Earlier in the letter Virginia Woolf describes the form of the text she read as 'the second batch of proofs'.

Publication Details

Published by the Hogarth Press 1926 (?).

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

18050

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:

155

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 15 September 1926 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. 155, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18050, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The editors have added a footnote stating that the text referred to is 'Passenger to Teheran'. This was a book written by Vita Sackville-West based on her journey to Persia and the time she spent there with her husband.

   
   
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