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Record Number: 18634


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[?] Sunday 29 September 1935: 'Yesterday I [...] read the Lovers Melancholy & skimmed the top of the words; & want to go on reading things miles away -- beautiful hard words. remote. Not Mrs Easdale, who is silly, egotistic, sloppy, & very conventional. I am shocked to find Rodmell patched onto those pages.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 26 Sep 1935 and 2 Oct 1935

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:

Mrs Easdale

Title:

Middle Age: 1885-1932

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1935

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18634

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1982

Vol:

4

Page:

345

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1982), 4, p. 345, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18634, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that in text read, 'Tea with Virginia Woolf is recorded at some length,' also citing Woolf's Diary for 27 September 1931 (Vol III of published Diary).

   
   
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