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Record Number: 19790


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Saxon Sydney-Turner, 27 August 1906: 'I am camping out in a tent in the wilderness. I told you I believe I was coming for a month as A[ssistant]G[overnment]A[gent] Mannar. I am now on circuit which means that I ride about 10 miles each day through a desolation of sand to visit a few huts which are called villages [...] I ride through the sand from 6 A.M. to 9 & lie in my tent during the heat of the day & read Dickens whom of course I now consider the greatest of novelists. At any rate he is astonishingly amusing in Kaddukkarankudiyiruppu (which means the village of the man of the Jungle).'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1906 and 27 Aug 1906

Country:

Ceylon

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Kaddukkarankudiyiruppu

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:

Colonial civil servant

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ceylon

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19790

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:

120-121

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 120-121, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19790, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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