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Record Number: 18086


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The day before I left I read in the Times that I had won the most insignificant and ridiculous of prizes but I have heard nothing more; so it may be untrue.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

25 Mar 1928

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

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:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Ephemera, newspaper

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

25 March 1928

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18086

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

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:

282

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 31 March 1928 written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West from Orange, France. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 282, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18086, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The editors have added a footnote stating that the prize mentioned by Virginia was the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse. A footnote to a letter dated 14 March, from Vita to Virginia, p.279, gives the date of the Woolfs' departure to France as 26 March. This establishes the date of the reading experience.

   
   
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