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Record Number: 18969


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday 29 April 1939: 'Yesterday I went out [...] to walk in London [makes various observations] [...] So into Cannon St. Bought a paper with Hitler's speech. Read it on top of Bus. Inconclusive -- cut up in Stop Press. Everyone reading it -- even newspaper sellers, a great proof of interest [...] Read Chaucer. Enjoyed it.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Apr 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
other location: On board bus travelling between Cannon Street and Kingsway

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:

Adolf Hitler

Title:

Speech denouncing 1935 Anglo-German Naval Agreement and 1934 German-Polish Non-Agression Pact

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18969

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

5

Page:

217

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1984), 5, p. 217, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18969, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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