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Record Number: 18979


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday 17 December 1939: 'We ate too much hare pie last night; & I read Freud on Groups [...] I'm reading Ricketts diary -- all about the war the last war; & the Herbert diaries & ... yes, Dadie's Shakespeare, & notes overflow into my 2 books.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1939 and 17 Dec 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Charles Ricketts

Title:

Self-Portrait, Taken from the Letters & Journals of Charles Ricketts, RA

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Compiled by T. Sturge Moore, 1939

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18979

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:

252

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1984), 5, p. 252, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18979, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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