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Record Number: 18263


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday 3 March 1930: 'Rodmell again [...] Suppose health were shown on a thermometer I have gone up 10 degrees since yesterday, when I lay, mumbling the bones of Dodo: if it had bones'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

2 Mar 1930

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Rodmell
county: Sussex

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:

E. F. Benson

Title:

Dodo

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1893

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18263

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:

295-296

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1980), 3, p. 295-296, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18263, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that character Edith Staines in Dodo based on Woolf's friend, the composer Ethel Smyth (p.296 n.2).

   
   
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