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Record Number: 18239


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Tuesday 28 September 1926: 'Intense depression: I have to confess that this has overcome me several times since September 6th [...] Somehow, my reading had lapsed [...] One night I got hold of Geoffrey Scott's book on Architecture, & a little spark of motive power awoke in me. This is a warning, then; never to cease the use of the brain.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 6 Sep 1926 and 28 Sep 1926

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:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Geoffrey Scott

Title:

The Architecture of Humanism. A Study in the History of Taste

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1914

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18239

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:

111

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

VIrginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1980), 3, p. 111, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18239, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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