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Record Number: 18186


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I say, has Rebecca West's book come your way? It is unreadable. It is a brew of Meredith, 'Orlando' and Amanda Ross.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 9 Mar 1892 and 16 Sep 1929

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:

Rebecca West

Title:

Harriet Hume

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18186

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:

370

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Monday 16 September 1929 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. 370, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18186, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

In a footnote the editors refer to Vita's radio broadcasts (which Vita mentions earlier in her letter). They add that she reviewed Rebecca West's 'Harriet Hume', "not favourably" in her talk on 19 September 1929.

   
   
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