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Record Number: 18187


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I'm reading an Oxford undergraduate ms novel, and his hero says "Do you know these lines from The Land, the finest poem, by far the finest of our living poets -" but for all that, we shan't publish him.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 25 Jan 1882 and 26 Sep 1929

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:

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:

unknown

Title:

[ms novel]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Codex

Publication Details

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18187

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:

373

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Monday 26 September 1929 written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West. Additional editor Mitchell A. Leaska.

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Louise DeSalvo (ed.), The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, (Great Britain, 1984), p. 373, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18187, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

"The Land" was written by Vita Sackville-West and published in 1926.

   
   
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