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Record Number: 19675


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Lytton Strachey, 2 January 1903: 'I don't think my December list of books read equals yours. It includes however Bernard Shaw, Schopenhauer, Barry Pain, Browning, D'Aurevilly, Oscar Wilde, Flaubert, A Manual of Ethics & Shakespeare [...] I don't see how anyone, after reading Madame Bovary, can doubt which is the supremest of all novels -- though I now remember writing the same to you about Le Pere Goriot.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1902 and 2 Jan 1903

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:

Leonard Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Nov 1880

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Undergraduate student

Religion:

n/a

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:

Oscar Wilde

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19675

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Frederic Spotts

Title:

Letters of Leonard Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

n/a

Page:

29

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 29, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19675, accessed: 29 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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