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Record Number: 18236


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I've not read it (and I dont suppose you'd care a damn to know what I thought, if I thought about it considered as a work of art - or would you?) - but I dipped in and read about Saulieu and the fair and the green glass bottle....I shall keep it by my bed, and when I wake in the night - so, I shant use it as a soporific, but as a sedative: a dose of sanity and sheep dog in this scratching, clawing, and colding universe....'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 25 Jan 1882 and 3 Dec 1939

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Title:

Country Notes

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published 1939

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18236

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:

458

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 3 December 1939 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. 458, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18236, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The title of the book is added in an editorial footnote In a second footnote they add that Saulieu is in Burgundy. I assume that the book was published shortly before Vita sent it to Virginia in 1939.

   
   
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