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Record Number: 19830


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leonard Woolf to Roberta Rubenstein, 14 December 1968: 'What is your evidence for saying that Virginia had never read a Russian novel until she read Crime and Punishment in 1912? The translations of Turgenev by Constance Garnett were published 1894 to 1899. I certainly read some of these at Cambridge in 1901 [...] Anna Karenina in Garnett's translation appeared in 1901 and I certainly read this at Cambridge'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1901 and 31 Dec 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:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leo Tolstoy

Title:

Anna Karenina

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In English translation by Constance Garnett

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19830

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:

571

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frederic Spotts (ed.), Letters of Leonard Woolf, (London, 1990), p. 571, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19830, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Rubenstein writing a doctoral thesis on Virginia Woolf and Russian literature; see p.571 n.1 in source.

   
   
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