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Record Number: 18457


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Darling, do you know what I did last night after writing to you? I meant to finish my lecture, but fell to reading the Georgics (mine, not Virgil's), and really I thought they were rather good.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

25 Sep 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Weald, Sevenoaks
county: Kent
specific address: Long Barn

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:

Vita Sackville-West

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

9 Mar 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Unknown

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:

The Land

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Published 1926

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18457

Source:

Print

Author:

Vita Sackville-West

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

Vita and Harold

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

n/a

Page:

163

Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a letter dated 26 September 1926 written by Vita Sackville-West to Harold Nicolson.

Citation:

Vita Sackville-West, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), Vita and Harold, (Great Britain, 1992), p. 163, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18457, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

The editor has added in brackets that the Georgics is "The Land", Vita Sackville-West's poem. She and Harold referred to it by as the Georgics in their correspondence.

   
   
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