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Record Number: 18710


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday 14 March 1915: 'If I'd written this diary last night which I was too excited to do, I should have left a row of question marks at the end. What excited me was the evening paper. After printing [for Hogarth Press] all afternoon I went out later, bought a Star, looked at it casually under the public House lamp, & read that the Prime Minister needed our prayers. We were faced with momentous decisions [...] We evolved from this an offer of peace to France: but it appears to be only L[loyd]. G[eorge].'s way of whipping up his gallery. Anyhow, I was whipped.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

13 Mar 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Title:

Star

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

13 March 1915

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18710

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1977

Vol:

1

Page:

128-129

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1977), 1, p. 128-129, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18710, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

See p.128 n.23 in source for background to news item read.

   
   
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