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Record Number: 18083


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am reading a delicious book called The Wandering Scholars - I wish I knew Latin.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 20 Aug 1927

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Helen Waddell

Title:

The Wandering Scholars

Genre:

Classics, Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1927

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18083

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:

244

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Saturday 20 August 1927 written by Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf. 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. 244, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18083, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Information about the author and date of 'The Wandering Scholars' is provided in an editorial footnote. The editors add, "The book, which was about the study of Latin in the Middle Ages, attracted attention far outside professional acacdemic circles."

   
   
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