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Record Number: 18229


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday 27 March 1926: '[Gerald Gould] reads novels incessantly; got a holiday 3 years ago, & prided himself on reading nothing but Tchekhov'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1923 and 31 Dec 1923

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:

Gerald Gould

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1885

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anton Chekhov

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18229

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

3

Page:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1980), 3, p. 71, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18229, accessed: 28 September 2020


Additional Comments:

Not clear whether texts read from Chekhov's fiction or his drama.

   
   
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