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Record Number: 18255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday 18 November 1929: '[following argument with cook] My mind is like a gum when an aching tooth has been drawn. I am having a holiday -- reading old Birrell'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1929 and 18 Nov 1929

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:

Augustine Biirrell

Title:

?Collected Essays, 1880-1920

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3 vols, 1922

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18255

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:

266

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

VIrginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1980), 3, p. 266, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18255, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that on 13 July Birrrell had sent Woolf an inscribed copy of his Collected Essays (1922); see p.266 n.5.

   
   
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