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Record Number: 18064


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' - I read Boswell's tour in the Hebrides and speculate agreeably on the probable difference between Boswell's conception of the Hebrides and yours - '

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 2 Feb 1927

Country:

Russia

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Rostov-on-Don
other location: on board a train

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:

Russia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Boswell

Title:

Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18064

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Louise DeSalvo

Title:

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

184

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Wednesday 2 February 1927 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. An editorial footnote explains that Virginia Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse' was set in the Hebrides. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 184, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18064, accessed: 26 February 2021


Additional Comments:

This is part of a long sentence in which Vita describes her long train journey across 'snow-bound steppes'. She was travelling to Persia to join her husband.

   
   
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