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Record Number: 20411


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My real object in writing is to make a confession-which is to take back a whole cartload of goatisms which I used at Fritham and elsewhere in speaking of a certain great English writer-the greatest: I have been reading Marlow, and I was so much more impressed by him than I thought I should be, that I read Cymbeline just to see if there mightnt be more in the great William than I supposed.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 5 Nov 1901

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:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

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:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Cymbeline

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20411

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Nigel Nicolson

Title:

The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

1, 1888-1912

Page:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Nigel Nicolson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1975), 1, 1888-1912, p. 45, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20411, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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