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Record Number: 19798


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Lytton Strachey, postscript to letter postmarked 1 February 1909: 'I never thanked you for the books [...] they are a godsend especially as I have just got to the end practically of the last batch I ordered out. I suddenly thought I must read Maupassant again & when I reread the tale about the child who is pinched on the buttocks by the adulterating captain I thought I was right. I also read [the Earl of Cromer's] Modern Egypt & you can deduce my state of mind by the fact that I think it is the greatest book written in the last 25 years.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1909 and 1 Feb 1909

Country:

Ceylon

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:

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:

Guy de Maupassant

Title:

'tale'

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19798

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:

146

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 146, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19798, accessed: 04 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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