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Record Number: 19806


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Molly MacCarthy, 28 September 1912: 'Virginia is very lazy, she's lying on a sofa eating chocolates & reading & looking at pictures, including her own portrait, in the Strand Magazine.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Sep 1912

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Venice
specific address: Casa Biondetti

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:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Strand Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

March 1912

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19806

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:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 179, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19806, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes: 'The "portrait," which bore an uncanny resemblance to V[irginia]W[oolf], was in fact a sketch of a fictional character in a story in the March issue' (p.179 n.2).

   
   
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