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Record Number: 18233


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And the book came. And I've read one or two of the new ones. And I liked them yes - I liked the one to Enid Bagnold; and I think I see how you may develop differently.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 23 Nov 1933 and 26 Nov 1933

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 52 Tavistock Square

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Title:

Collected Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18233

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:

414

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated Sunday 26 November 1933 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. 414, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18233, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Vita wrote a letter to Virginia dated 23 November 1933 (p413) to accompany the book which Virginia acknowledges receipt of in the above quotation. An editorial footnote explains that the book was Vita's "Collected Poems".

   
   
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